File Photo: A man holding a piece of paper on his head to protect himself from the sun. Photo courtesy of state information service.
Various parts nationwide, including Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the eastern part of the North Coast, and Upper Egypt, will see exceedingly hot and humid weather till Sunday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said in its bulletin on Monday.
According to the EMA, the North coast will see warm weather, with temperatures in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt reaching 38-39 degrees Celsius.
Feels-like temperatures are expected to reach 41-42 degrees on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Fortunately, temperatures are expected to cool down to 36 degrees starting Friday, with feels-like temperatures varying between 38 and 39 degrees.
In South Sinai and northern Upper Egypt, the mercury is expected to record 40-42 degrees, which could feel like 44-45 degrees.
Meanwhile, southern Upper Egypt will experience actual temperatures of 42-45 degrees and feels-like temperatures of 43-46 degrees.
Areas in the Nile Delta will see cooler weather, with actual temperatures of 31-33 degrees and feels-like temperatures of 34-38 degrees.
The EMA warned drivers against intense fog on the roads during the early morning hours of Tuesday and Wednesday in Cairo, Lower Egypt, the North Coast, and northern Upper Egypt.
It issued a special warning to those driving on agricultural roads or near water bodies.
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