Temperatures in Cairo to hit 40 on Monday

Hana Afifi , Monday 25 May 2015

Heatwave likely to continue until Thursday

File Photo: Egyptians shield themselves from the sun in Downtown Cairo, Egypt, June 3, 2014 (Photo: Mustafa Omira)

Meteorological experts have warned against spending too much time in the sun this week, predicting that the unseasonal heatwave will see temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius on Monday -- and continue to rise.

Egyptian Meteorological Authority spokesperson Wahid Seoudi told Ahram Online that temperatures will reach 41 degrees in Cairo on Tuesday and 44 degrees on Wednesday.

The hot weather began on Sunday with temperatures around 38 degrees in Cairo, several degrees higher than the historical average for this time of year.

The heatwave is expected to dissipate on Thursday, Seoudi said, although this is not yet confirmed.

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