Bad weather leaves two Alexandria ports closed for fourth consecutive day

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Jan 2016

Ports overlooking the Mediterranean Sea have been closing to prevent ships from colliding with one another amid bad weather


Alexandria Port Authority has decided to extend the closure of Alexandria and Dakheila ports in the coastal city for the fourth consecutive day due to bad weather and increasing wind speeds and wave heights, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

The acting head of Alexandria Port Authority, Major General Fathi Taha, said that the authority extended the closure to avoid the collision of ships and vessels with one another and for the general safety of maritime navigation.

Heavy rainfall continues in Alexandria and other areas of the northwest coast.

Rainwater has accumulated in the city's streets, squares and bridges, pushing the city's sewage authority to move to attempt to remove the water.

Alexandria has been witnessing rainfall accompanied by strong winds for the past four days, .

Cold temperatures will continue in Egypt Sunday after the country welcomed the New Year with a spell of rain.

Cairo will witness Sunday highs of 16 and lows of eight degrees Celsius, while the coastal city of Alexandria will witness highs of 17 and lows of nine degrees Celsius. 

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