Scorching weather hits Egypt

Ahram Online, Sunday 2 Jun 2013

Temperatures hit 42 Celsius in Cairo on Sunday, likely to be cooler on Monday

Egyptians take a much needed water break (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt suffered a heat wave on Sunday as temperatures soared to above 40 Celsius.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) reported that daytime temperatures in Cairo and the Nile Delta hit 42 Celsius, falling to 22 at night.

Forecasters expect temperatures to fall to 36 Celsius in the capital on Monday.

Upper Egypt suffered from temperatures of 45 Celsius on Sunday and a predicted 27 Celsius tonight.

Northern coastal areas were relatively cooler at 33 Celsius during the day and a predicted 22 Celsius tonight. 

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