It is not summer yet! Beware as temperatures to drop by over 5°C across Egypt

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Apr 2024

A significant drop in temperature exceeding 5 degrees is expected from Friday to Wednesday across Egypt, warned the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA), after the country witnessed extremely hot weather over the past few days caused by tropical air masses.

View of the Nile and 6 October bridge after heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Mahmoud Madh El-Nabi)


Starting Friday, the country’s northern parts, as well as the northern parts of Upper Egypt will enjoy mild and sunny.

However, the southern parts of Upper Egypt – including Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, and the Red Sea governorates – will experience hot weather, noted the EMA.

The weather is anticipated to be cool nationwide during the night-times.

Heightened wind activity is also anticipated across much of the country, stirring up sand and dust, especially in the north and south of Upper Egypt.

Greater Cairo, the Delta region, the northwestern coastal areas, and the Canal cities are expected to witness light rainfall in the coming days.

The rain may turn into moderate and occasionally thunderous showers on the Red Sea Mountain ranges, South Sinai, and parts of the middle Sinai, as well as the northern and southern parts of Upper Egypt.

The meteorological authority predicts calm maritime navigation in the Mediterranean Sea, with waves reaching 2 to 2.25 metres high and moderate navigation in the Red Sea, with wave heights ranging from 1.5 to 1.75 metres.

As for temperatures, Greater Cairo and the Nile Delta will see highs of 29 degrees Celsius and lows of 17 degrees.

Those intending to travel to South Sinai, home to the charming resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, should expect highs of 35 degrees and lows of 23 degrees.

Residents in the North Coast, including Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, will witness warm highs of 22 degrees and lows of 17 degrees.

North Upper Egypt governorates such as Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Minya will experience highs of 33 degrees and lows of 18 degrees.

Meanwhile, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, and the Red Sea governorates in southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 39 degrees and lows of 24 degrees.

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