Muggy weather to linger across Egypt till Friday: EMA

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Aug 2022

Hot weather will continue across Egypt this week, with a relative increase in humidity, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said, while warning against direct exposure to sunlight.

A view of buildings in Cairo. AFP

The feeling of heat is expected to increase throughout this week due to rising humidity levels, which will push the heat index up 2-4 degrees nationwide, the EMA said in a statement Saturday.

Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, South Sinai and the country's south are expected to experience extremely hot and humid weather during the daytime until Friday.

The country's northern coast will also see hot and humid weather during the day and warm weather at night.

The EMA also predicted winds in some parts in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the North Coast, South Sinai, and Upper Egypt. The wind will reduce the feeling of humidity and help with breathing through the heat.

From Sunday till Friday, Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt will witness highs of 33 to 35 degrees Celsius, which may feel like 36 to 38 degrees due to the humidity.

The northern coast will experience highs of 31 to 32 degrees Celsius that will feel like 35 degrees.

South Sinai will see temperatures of 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, with the feels-like temperatures ranging between 40 to 43 degrees.

Northern Upper Egypt will experience highs of 37-38 degrees and feels-like temperature of 39-40 degrees.

Southern Upper Egypt will see highs ranging between 41 to 43 degrees, while it will feel like 42-44 degrees over the coming six days, as per the EMA's estimates.

Average humidity levels in Greater Cairo will range between 35 to 40 percent during the day and 75 to 85 percent at night from Sunday to Friday.

The average humidity levels along the Northern Coast will range between 55 to 60 percent throughout the day and 85 to 95 percent at night.

In South Sinai, it will range between 30 and 35 percent during the day and 60 to 65 percent at night.

Southern and Northern Upper Egypt will see an average humidity level ranging between 10 and 15 percent and 20 and 25 percent respectively during the day, and 30 to 35 percent and 55 to 60 percent respectively at night.

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