Hot weather persists in Egypt on first day of August

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Aug 2015

Egypt has witnessed an exceptionally hot summer

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

Egypt is set to witness extremely hot weather Saturday, the Egyptian Metrological Authority said.

Temperatures are expected to reach 38 degrees Celsius in Cairo, 33 in the coastal city of Alexandria, while Suez and Ismailia will witness a high of 39 respectively.

Hurghada, the Red Sea resort town, will reach a high of 44, while Sharm El-Sheikh witnesses a high of 42.

Egypt has been suffering from exceptional heat since May when temperatures reached 46 degrees Celsius.

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