Rain, lightning, thunder hit Egypt on Sunday

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Jan 2023

A spell of inclement weather – medium to heavy rainfall, lightning, and thunder – hit various parts of Egypt on Sunday evening as a result of an atmospheric depression over the Mediterranean.

File Photo: People driving in the rain in Cairo. AFP


The downpours were intermittent and were accompanied by thunder and lightning. No major impact on road traffic has been reported.

The rains showered different parts in Greater Cairo, Menoufiya, Damietta, Gharbiya, Sharqiya, Beheira and Port Said, the Egyptian Metrological Authority (EMA) said in a brief update.

There are still high chances of rainfall in the hours ahead, especially along the country's northern Coast and the southern part of Lower Egypt.

Peak rainfall is expected in the next few hours in Greater Cairo. Other parts of the country, including southern Upper Egypt, will see cloudy skies with intermittent rainfall, according to the EMA.

Earlier today, the EMA said atmospheric depression over the Mediterranean Sea is expected to bring rains with varying intensity and strong winds to much of Egypt over the coming week.

Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt will see highs of 18-19 degrees Celsius and lows of 11-12 degrees. The North Coast will see highs of 17-19 degrees and lows of 13 degrees.

South Sinai will see highs of 21-22 degrees and lows of 14 degrees. Northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 18-20 degrees and lows of 8-9 degrees. Southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 20-23 degrees and lows of 10 degrees.

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