Sand storm on Sunday; weather not suitable for outdoor activities: EMA

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Mar 2023

Avoid outdoor activities on Sunday if you are elderly or suffering from chest or respiratory disease, as airborne dust and sand will reduce air quality, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment has advised.

A file photo of airborne dust and sand in Cairo (Photo: Al-Ahram)


Southwest winds are expected to affect some areas of Greater Cairo and the Nile Delta, which will stir up sand and dust intermittently, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

A day earlier, the EMA said that sporadic dusty winds coming from the northwest will affect visibility on Sunday.

Light rain also is expected intermittently in western regions of the country.

Greater Cairo will experience a high of 33 degrees Celsius, while northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 36 degrees, and South Sinai will have highs of 34 degrees, the EMA said.

Temperatures are expected to noticeably drop on Monday in the northern regions and northern Upper Egypt, the EMA announced. Over the past week, the temperatures rose by an average of 3-5 degrees Celsius across the country.

Parts of Greater Cairo and South Sinai will see a drop of 5-10 degrees in daytime temperatures on Monday, with the weather expected to be mildly warm during the day and cold at night. Sunny skies will increase the felt temperature during the daytime, the EMA added.

Greater Cairo and the Nile Delta will see highs of 22-25 degrees and a consistent low of 12 degrees through Friday, the EMA said.

Minya will see highs of 26-28 degrees and lows of 10-12 degrees.

South Sinai will experience highs of 26-29 degrees and lows of 15-16 degrees.

Meanwhile, the North Coast will see highs of 20-23 degrees and lows of 12-13 degrees.

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