Temperatures to soar in the 40s across Egypt on Saturday before subsiding Sunday

Nada Nader, Friday 10 Jun 2022

Temperatures are expected to reach 43 degrees Celsius in Cairo and 45 in South Sinai and Upper Egypt on Saturday, as a heatwave continues to sizzle the country before starting to subside starting Sunday.

A general view of the Nile river in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)


The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) advised the public on Friday to avoid direct sunlight and to wear hats during the afternoon.

The authority also recommended that people drink a lot of cold fluids and wear loose-fitting and light-colored cotton garments.

Extremely hot weather is forecast during the day in Greater Cairo, Upper Egypt, South Sinai, Lower Egypt, and the eastern coast until Sunday, while hot weather is expected along the northern coast, the EMA had said in a statement on Thursday.

Moderate temperatures are expected during night time across the country, the authority added.

Egypt has seen rising temperatures and humidity as of Wednesday due to the Indian seasonal thermal depression that has caused scorching temperatures in the Asian country and is moving to several Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt, according to the EMA.

On Saturday, Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, and northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 43 degrees and lows of 24, while the North Coast will see highs of 35 and lows of 22.

Upper Egypt and South Sinai will be expecting highs ranging from 40-45 degrees and lows of 25-28 degrees.

The EMA  also forecast dusty wind in the western parts of Egypt, lower Egypt and possibly in the Greater Cairo area.

The heatwave is expected to subside gradually as of Sunday, with a drop in temperatures of 7-8 degrees in the North Coast, 6-7 degrees in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt, and 5-4 degrees in northern Upper Egypt.

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