Moderate to heavy rainfall expected over parts of Egypt till Sunday

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Oct 2021

Egypt will be witnessing varying levels of rainfall and even thunderclouds over the weekend in various parts of the country, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

A file photo of the Nile and 6 October bridge after heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, 13 December 2015 (Photo: Mahmoud Madh El-Nabi)

The EMA expects moderate to heavy rainfall, possibly accompanied by thunder, on different parts of the North Coast and the northern part of the Delta on Saturday and Sunday.

During the same two-day period, light to moderate rainfall is expected over Greater Cairo and the rest of the Delta.

As for Thursday and Friday, the EMA also expects light to moderate rainfall on the North Coast and Delta.

Intermittent light to moderate rainfall is expected on the mountain ranges on the southern side of the Red Sea.

In a separate statement on Thursday, the EMA said that satellite images showed thunderclouds gathering over Egypt’s northwestern region.

The meteorological authority expects the thunderclouds to extend over the North Coast eventually.

Temperature-wise, Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt will be witnessing highs ranging from 32 to 28 degrees Celsius and lows of 19 to 20 degrees between Thursday and Tuesday.

The North Coast, on the other hand, will witness highs of 26 to 30 degrees Celsius and lows of 19 to 20 degrees during the same period, according to the EMA.

South Sinai will witness highs of 31 to 33 degrees Celsius and lows of 22 to 23 degrees; meanwhile, North Sinai will witness hotter days, with highs of 32 to 35 degrees Celsius, but cooler nights with lows of 18 to 19 degrees.

Southern Upper Egypt will witness highs of 36 to 37 degrees Celsius and lows of 21 over the same six days.

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