Keep your sunscreen on! Extremely hot temperatures continue all around Egypt Friday

Aya Salah , Friday 21 Jul 2023

Egypt will experience extremely hot and humid weather on Friday, with temperatures hitting 45 degrees Celsius in Aswan and 44 degrees Celcius in Luxor but the North Coast will be much cooler, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned.

Holidaymakers play on Thursday at El-Sokhna beach in Suez, Egypt. (AP)


Temperatures in southern parts of Upper Egypt will reach 44 degrees Celsius but are expected to cool down to 27-30 degrees Celsius at night.

Meanwhile, northern parts of Upper Egypt will experience a high of 40 degrees Celsius with lower temperatures at night. 

The Greater Cairo area will see temperatures hit a high of 37 degrees Celcius.

Alexandria will have more merciful weather with a high of 32 degrees Celsius. 

For those looking for a gateway from the heatwaves, the North Coast is definitely a saviour as the highest temperature will just be 31 degrees Celsius in both Marsa Matrouh and Alamien cities. 

On the other hand, temperatures in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh will hit a high of 41 and 40 degrees Celsius, respectively. 

In its statement, EMA warned against direct exposure to sunlight, especially at noon so make sure to put on sunscreen before you go out. 

Drivers are also advised to be careful as the EMA warns of intense fog on the roads during the early morning hours in Cairo, the Nile Delta, the northern coast, and northern Upper Egypt, especially on agricultural roads and near water bodies. 

​Globally, country after country has been suffering from waves of extreme heat in recent weeks, causing fires, health warnings, and broken temperature records.

On 6 July, Earth’s average temperature made a new unofficial record high, the third such milestone in a week that was already rated as the hottest on record and what one prominent scientist says could be the hottest in 120,000 years.

The Mediterranean region was ranked as a climate-change "hot spot" by scientists, with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning of more heatwaves, crop failures, droughts, rising seas, and influxes of invasive species.

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