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Egypt’s heat wave to break on Tuesday, temperature of 34 expected

BBC Weather reported that Cairo’s temperature reached 47 degrees Celsius on Sunday

Ahram Online , Monday 16 May 2016
A man walks along the corniche during sunset in Alexandria, Egypt May 7, 2016. Picture taken May 7, 2016 (Reuters)
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Egypt's soaring heat wave is set to break and will drop 10 degrees Celsius on Tuesday to 34, Egypt's meteorological authority said on Monday.

The authority’s spokesperson, Waheed Seoudi, said in a TV interview on Monday that the weather is set to improve with a Tuesday temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, referring to it as the "normal" temperature at this time of the year. The low in the capital would be 23 degrees. 

The coastal city of Alexandria will see largely cooler weather, with a high of 26 degrees and a low of 20 degrees. 

Temperatures in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, two of the most popular Red Sea beach resorts, will record highs of 43 and 40 respectively and lows of 24-28 C.

Tuesday's weather will result in moderate conditions for navigation in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea with an average wave height respectively of 2-2.5m-1.5-2 m. 

Egypt has been hit with a four day heat wave that started on Saturday, with temperatures hitting highs of 43 degrees in Cairo and 40 degrees on the north coast.

BBC Weather reported that Sunday’s weather reached a striking 47 Celsius, only one degree below the highest temperature ever recorded in the capital.

On Sunday, Egypt's metro authority said greater Cairo’s metro system lowered its speeds in a move that aimed to avoid added friction on the tracks that could cause derailment.

The Meteorological Authority has repeatedly advised citizens to stay out of direct sunlight for long periods of time between noon and evening and to stay hydrated.


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