Tranquil spring weather expected for Sham El-Nassim

Ahram Online , Friday 3 May 2024

Egyptians will enjoy calm spring weather and clear skies during Orthodox Easter and Sham El-Nassim holidays on Sunday and Monday, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) forecasts.

 Nile in Cairo
A view of the Nile in Cairo. Al-Ahram


Much of the country will experience hot but mostly clear weather from Friday through Wednesday, the EMA said in its weekly bulletin.

Greater Cairo, the Delta region, Sinai, and northern Upper Egypt will experience hot and cloudy weather during the daytime.

The North coasts will see warm conditions while southern Upper Egypt will see extremely hot weather, added the EMA.

Nighttime temperatures will be cool in the north of the country and northern Upper Egypt and early morning, while it will be moderate in South Sinai and southern Upper Egypt.

As for temperature degrees, Cairo and the Nile Delta will see highs of 32 degrees and lows of 17 through the weekend.

South Sinai, home to the charming city of Sharm El-Sheikh, will see highs of 35 degrees and lows of 22 degrees.

Those heading to the North Coast, including Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, should expect warm highs of 22 degrees with lows of 16 degrees.

North Upper Egypt governorates such as Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Minya will experience highs of 34 degrees in the morning, and lows of 16 degrees in the night.

Meanwhile, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, and the Red Sea governorates in southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 39 degrees and lows of 22 degrees.

Holidayers planning to travel during the Easter and Sham El-Nassim holidays should be careful as EMA warned of active winds and morning fogs across the country during the coming week.

Misty conditions are expected in the early morning hours, particularly on roads leading to Greater Cairo, the Delta region, and the western and eastern North coast areas as well as on routes to and from bodies of water.

The EMA has cautioned about potential disruptions in maritime navigation in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday and Saturday, where wave heights are expected to reach 2 to 3 meters.

In the Red Sea, maritime navigation activity will be moderate, with wave heights ranging from 1.5 to 2 meters, due to northeast winds.

Sunday and Monday are public holidays for public and private sector employees in Egypt to mark Labour Day, Orthodox Easter and Sham El-Nessim festivities. 

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