Greater Cairo, various parts of Egypt to see moderate to light rainfalls, low temperatures: EMA

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Jan 2022

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) has warned that Greater Cairo, Sinai and the western coasts are expected to see moderate to light intermittent rains throughout Sunday, with cold weather during the day expected to be very cold at night nationwide.


The EMA also stated in its weather forecast for Sunday that the cities of Nile Delta, and the east and north coasts would see medium intensity rain throughout the day with a general drop in temperature.

The northern Upper Egypt is also expected to see light rains on Sunday, the EMA said.

The EMA noted that a very cold weather would prevail at night with the temperature dropping below 8 degrees on Cairo and reaching zero on Catherine Heights.

The reason behind the frost wave that hit Egypt is the country's exposure to cold northern winds coming from southern Europe that invade all parts of the country, with an increased feeling of cold weather due to the wind activity, the EMA said.

The EMA also warned of a disturbance in navigation in the Mediterranean Sea as the height of the waves may range between 2 to 3 meters.

Greater Cairo will see highs of 16 degrees Celsius and lows of 9 degrees on Sunday.

The northern coast is expected to see highs of 16 degrees and lows of 11; South Sinai highs of 20 and lows of 14.

The northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 16 and lows of 6, while southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 17 and lows of 8.

The weather forecast expects slightly colder temperatures with lower 1 to 2 degrees nationwide on Monday compared to Sunday, according to the EMA.


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