Alexandria suspends school on Thursday over expected heavy rainfall

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Dec 2021

Alexandria is suspending classes in all schools in the governorate on Thursday over bad weather, a statement by the governorate read.


Parts of the northern coast and the northern Delta are expected to witness mild to moderate rainfall on Thursday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority said today.

Alexandria Governor Mohamed El-Sherif also ordered a paid day-off on Thursday for female employees who are tending to children under 12 years of age.

Employees in leadership positions and shift workers in Alexandria schools will report to work as usual, in accordance with the requirements set by the heads of the education directorates.

The decision has been made to preserve public safety and allow authorities to deal with the effects of the bad weather, the Alexandria governorate said.

Several areas in Alexandria saw rare snowfall on Monday as temperatures dropped in the Mediterranean city, coinciding with its seasonal winter thunderstorms.

The city’s residents have described the snow-covered streets as “Europe-like weather.”

Alexandria had also suspended school last Sunday and Monday over unstable weather.

There is a 20 percent chance of mild rainfall on parts of southern Delta on Thursday, the EMA said. Rain may also extend to Greater Cairo during the night time.

On Friday, areas of the southern coasts and northern Delta are expected to see mild rainfall.

Cold weather is expected in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coast, and northern Upper Egypt during the day time from Thursday through Tuesday, the EMA said. South Sinai and southern Upper Egypt will see warm weather.

From Thursday till Tuesday, highs of 17-19 degrees Celsius and lows of 10-11 are expected in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt.

Highs of 17-19 degrees and lows of 12-13 are expected along the northern coast.

South Sinai will see highs of 22-23 degrees and lows of 14-15.

Northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 18-20 degrees and lows of 7-8, while southern Upper Egypt will witness highs of 21-23 degrees and lows of 10-11 over these days.

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