Rain expected in southern Egypt, Red Sea mountains, South Sinai next week: EMA

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Aug 2022

Rainfall of varying intensity is expected in separate areas of southern Egypt, South Sinai, and the Red Sea mountains starting from Saturday to Thursday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) has said.

Matrouh city
Rainfall in Matrouh city. File/Al-Ahram


Hot and humid weather is expected to continue this week in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, and the north coast during the daytime, the EMA said in a statement on Monday.

Also, South Sinai and southern Egypt will witness extremely hot and humid weather over the coming days.

During the nighttime, the north coast will see moderate and humid weather while warm weather will prevail nationwide.

Highways, agricultural roads, and roads overlooking watery areas that connect Greater Cairo, the North Coast, and the Canal cities will see an early morning fog during the coming six days, according to the EMA.

Furthermore, EMA said that wind is expected in parts of Greater Cairo, the North Coast, South Sinai, and Upper Egypt across separate periods.

The EMA clarified that extremely hot weather nationwide comes because of rising humidity rates that, in turn, increase the feeling of the heat by two to three percent.

The EMA advised people to stay away from direct exposure to the sun during the coming days.

In terms of temperatures, Greater Cairo will witness highs of 35-36 degrees Celsius that feel like 37-39 degrees Celsius from Tuesday to Sunday, the EMA said.

Meanwhile, the North Coast will experience highs of 31-32 degrees Celsius that will feel like 32-34 degrees.

Northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 38-39 that may feel like 39-41, while the temperature in southern Upper Egypt will soar up to highs of 42-44 degrees Celsius that may feel up to 45 degrees.

In South Sinai, the temperature will record highs that vary between 40 to 41 degrees Celsius, however, it may feel like 42 to 43 degrees.

The statement indicated that the average humidity levels in Greater Cairo will range between 30 to 40 percent during the day and 75 to 85 percent at night from Tuesday to Sunday.

Moreover, the average humidity rates in the North Coast will range between 55 to 60 percent throughout the day and 85 to 95 percent at night.

Additionally, in South Sinai, it will range between 30 to 35 percent during the day and 55 to 60 percent during the night.

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