Spell of unstable weather to hit Egypt starting Wednesday

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Feb 2021

Heavy rainfall is expected to hit several parts of the country and a six-degree Celsius drop in temperatures is expected on the following two days

File photo: View of the Nile and 6 October bridge after heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt

A three-day wave of unstable weather marked with heavy rainfall and a sharp drop in temperatures is expected to hit Egypt starting Wednesday.

The weather is expected to cause disturbance to navigation and there will be heavy wind in several parts of the country, including the capital Cairo, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said in a statement on Monday.

On Wednesday, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected along the northern and eastern coasts, North and South Sinai, and the Red Sea mountains.

Also, moderate intermittent rainfall and wind is expected along the country's northwestern coast.

Mild to moderate rainfall is expected to continue on Thursday and Friday in parts of Lower Egypt, the northern coast, North and South Sinai, the Red Sea mountains, northern Upper Egypt, Greater Cairo, and the Suez Canal cities.

A six-degree Celsius drop in temperatures is expected on Thursday and Friday.

An average wave height of 2-4 metres is also expected to disturb navigation in the Red Sea and Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday, the EMA added.

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