Summer comes early? Luxor and Aswan brace for near 40 degree temperatures this weekend

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

A significant increase in temperatures is set to occur across Egypt this week, with winds set to sweep across the nation on Wednesday, stirring up dust and sand, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

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According to the EMA, water mist will descend on high roads leading to and from Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, North Coast, Suez Canal cities, and Central Sinai, due to these roads' proximity to water bodies.

Wind is expected across the whole country, except for the southernmost parts, Tuesday to Sunday.

Greater Cairo and the Nile Delta will experience highs of 35 degrees and lows of 18 degrees.

South Sinai will see highs of 34 degrees and lows of 21 degrees, while the North Coast will see highs of 34 degrees and lows of 16 degrees.

North Upper Egypt governorates such as Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Minya will experience highs of 36 degrees and lows of 16 degrees.

Meanwhile, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, and the Red Sea governorates in southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 38 degrees and lows of 21 degrees.

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