Heavy rain and thunderstorms batter Alexandria for fourth day

Ahram Online , MENA , Sunday 25 Dec 2022

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms continued to batter the coastal Mediterranean city of Alexandria for the fourth successive day on Sunday, reported the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

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Alexandria’s Governor Mohammed El-Sherif extended the city’s state of emergency on Sunday, having previously suspended all schools on Thursday as a safety precaution.

Since Wednesday evening, Alexandria has been experiencing heavy rainfall that has flooded the streets and led to some movement blockage for pedestrians and vehicles.

El-Sherif has instructed the government to clear standing water in streets to ease traffic congestion. Meanwhile, the Alexandria Traffic Authority intensified its services for better traffic movement.

The movement of ships and cargo into the important port city has continued normally. However, the Burullus lake fishing port in the nearby Kafr El-Sheikh governorate was closed Sunday due to high waves and strong winds.

Additionally, other northern regions have been experiencing severe weather as well, such as Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh, and Arish, said the EMA.

Elsewhere in the country, southern Lower Egypt, including Cairo, the Gulf of Suez and possibly northern Upper Egypt, is expected to witness light-to-moderate rains Sunday, according to EMA.

Cold weather is forecast during the morning and nighttime in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the North Coast and southern Upper Egypt this week, with temperatures remaining cool during the daytime.

North Sinai will experience moderate rainfall, heavy winds and thunder with the possibility of flooding on Monday, with light rain on Tuesday. The region will see highs of 18-20 degrees Celsius and lows of 11-13 degrees Monday through Saturday.

Areas of the northwest coast and northern Lower Egypt will experience light-to-moderate rain and heavy winds Monday and light rain on Tuesday with partial cloudiness expected throughout the week. Additionally, the regions will see highs of 19-20 degrees and lows of 12-14 degrees.

Greater Cairo, southern Lower Egypt and the Gulf of Suez will see highs of 19-20 degrees and lows of 12-13 degrees. Light rain is expected on Monday, with morning mist and partial cloudiness Tuesday through Saturday.

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