Hot weather expected first days of Ramadan in Egypt

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Jun 2015

Temperatures will range from 38 to 40 degrees Celsius for the first days of Ramadan

Egyptian Cairenes surviving heat peak at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 27, 2015 (Photo: Marina Barsoum)

A heatwave is expected to raise temperatures across Egypt during the first three days of Ramadan, Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) spokesman Wahid Seoudi told Ahram Online on Monday.

Seoudi said temperatures will hover between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius in Cairo and surrounding areas from Thursday to Saturday, which mark the first three days of the Islamic holy month when Muslims abstain from food and drink during daylight hours.

Temperatures are expected to subside on Sunday.

Cairenes have been recently sweating through an average daily temperature of 35 degrees.

Egypt's National Astronomy Institute announced that Ramadan begins on 18 June, according to astronomical and mathematical calculations.

Egypt suffered exceptional heat on 27 May when temperatures reached 46 Celsius. However, the heat wave subsided the next day. 

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