Dust storms, rain expected to hit various parts of Egypt Sunday

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Dec 2021

Dust storms are likely to hit various parts of the country on Sunday, followed by rainfall for three days, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said on Saturday.

Dust storms

Dusty winds could create sandstorms across the country on Sunday, including parts of Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, northern coast, cities of the Suez Canal, and northern Upper Egypt.

The sandstorms are expected to cause poor visibility and lower the temperature, the EMA said.

Moderate to heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms is expected along the northern coast and Delta on Sunday and Monday.

This includes the governorates of Matrouh, Alexandria, Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh and Damietta on both days as well as the governorates of Daqahliya and Port Said on Monday.

Snow is expected in the mountains of central Sinai on Sunday.

On Sunday night, areas in the Greater Cairo and southern Delta area, including the governorates of Gharbiya, Sharqiya, Menoufiya, and Daqahliya as well as the cities of the Suez Canal and northern Upper Egypt may be hit by light to moderate rain.

On Monday, moderate rain that may turn to a thunder storm is also expected in areas of the Greater Cairo and southern Delta, including Gharbiya, Sharqiya, and Menoufiya.

Moderate rain and thunder may also affect the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal cities and northern Upper Egypt’s Beni Suef, Fayoum, and Minya on Monday.

Over these two days, unstable weather may disturb navigation in the Mediterranean, causing waves to rise to 2-4 metres on Sunday and to 4-5 metres on Monday.

On Tuesday, light to moderate rain is expected in areas of the northern coast and northern Delta.

On Wednesday, light rain is possible along the northern coast.

Very cold nighttime weather is expected to prevail across Egypt on Sunday and Monday, the EMA said.

Northern Egypt will experience cold daytime temperatures, while moderate daytime temperatures will prevail in southern Egypt.

From Sunday to Friday, highs of 15-19 degrees Celsius and lows of 9-11 are expected in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt.

Highs of 15-18 degrees and lows of 11-12 are expected along the northern coast.

South Sinai will see highs of 19-23 degrees and lows of 12-14.

Northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 15-19 degrees and lows of 6-7, while southern Upper Egypt will witness highs of 19-23 degrees and lows of 9-10 over these days.

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