Egyptians shield themselves from the sun in Downtown Cairo, Egypt, June 3, 2014 (Photo: Mustafa Omira)
A heat wave will hit Egypt on Saturday for 72 hours, with highs of 43 degrees Celsius in Cairo and 40 degrees on the north coast, the country's Meteorological Authority told state news agency MENA Wednesday.
The morning will see high temperatures while moderate weather will be witnessed at night across the country, with peaks in heat expected on Sunday and Monday.
Windy conditions are expected in the north of the country, leading to low visibility on desert roads and unstable maritime transportation.
At the peak of the heat wave, temperatures are expected to reach 41-43 degrees in Cairo and the Nile Delta.
The heat will bring highs of 38-40 degrees on the north coast and North Sinai, 42-43 degrees in northern Upper Egypt and 43-44 degrees in southern Upper Egypt and South Sinai.
The Meteorological Authority advises citizens to stay out of direct sunlight for long periods of time between noon and evening and to stay hydrated.