File photo: Cars move on Qasr El-Nile bridge after heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt.(Photo: Mahmoud Madh El-Nabi)
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly called for raising preparation levels to deal with the anticipated wave of unstable weather across the country, a cabinet statement read on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Egypt's Meteorological Authority (EMA) forecast a six-day wave of unstable weather starting Tuesday, with a drop in temperatures ranging from four to five degrees Celsius and rainfall across the country as of Thursday.
Madbouly gathered on Tuesday a number of officials, including Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Aty and EMA Chair Hesham Tahoon, to request that they secure all equipment necessary to cope with any potential repercussions that may occur because of the wave.
He called upon the officials to keep all crisis management rooms operational in order to deal instantly with any developments related to the weather conditions.
The PM also directed the meeting's attendees to send detailed reports about the weather to the country's 27 governorates and new cities in order for their apparatus to be ready for the heavy rainfall expected on Friday and Saturday.