Rain pour over parts of Egypt for second day as country experiences wave of bad weather

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Feb 2022

Rains of varying intensity poured over most northern Egypt on Friday, including Greater Cairo, the Delta, the Suez Canal’s cities, and northwestern coastal cities.

Rainfall in Matrouh city. File/Al-Ahram

Egypt has been witnessing a wave of unstable weather over the past two days, with many parts of the country experiencing an increase in wind activity, moderate rainfall, and disturbance in maritime navigation.

The current weather conditions will prevail in the eastern parts of the country over the coming hours and raise chances of rainfall over Sinai, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said in a statement.

No traffic congestion was reported due to the rainfall, which lasted for several minutes on Thursday and Friday.

Cold weather continued to prevail in major parts of the country on Friday, including Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt, the northern coast and northern Upper Egypt, as the country continues to witness its coldest winter in years.

Southern Upper Egypt and South Sinai, however, have witnessed moderate weather in the last few days.

Light to moderate rain is expected to affect several areas in the northern coast and Lower Egypt on Saturday, according to the EMA.

Morning fogs are also anticipated to come down the roads leading to Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coast, Suez Canal cities, Sinai and Upper Egypt.

Temperatures are expected to slightly increase starting Sunday till Wednesday, but dusty wind and morning fog will continue in several areas nationwide.

From Saturday to Wednesday, Greater Cairo is expected to witness highs of 16-20 degrees Celsius and lows of 10-11 degrees, while northern coasts will see highs of 16-19 degrees and lows of 11-12 degrees, the EMA forecast.

South Sinai is forecast to see highs ranging between 19-22 degrees and lows ranging between 13-15 degrees.

North Upper Egypt is predicted to see highs of 17-20 degrees and lows of 6-7 degrees, while South Upper Egypt will see highs of 20-24 degrees and lows of 7-9 degrees.

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