Cairo, Nile Delta, Red Sea governorates hit by sandstorm

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Mar 2013

Egypt's Red Sea Port Authority suspends activity at Suez Canal's main seaports due to sandstorm, but flights out of Cairo International Airport remain on schedule

Several Egyptian cities were struck by a sandstorm on Friday morning, including Cairo, cities of the Nile Delta and the Red Sea governorates, and the cities of the Suez Canal (Port Said, Suez and Ismailia).

Egypt's Red Sea Port Authority temporarily suspended activity at the main seaports of the Suez Canal due to poor weather conditions.

Despite the sandstorm, all flights out of Cairo International Airport reportedly remain on schedule.

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