Egyptian Cairenes surviving heat peak at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 27, 2015 (Photo: Marina Barsoum)
Egypt's official weather agency has said that “extremely hot weather” will prevail across the country, starting on Tuesday morning and lasting for 24 hours.
The temperature is expected to reach 37 degrees Celsius in Cairo, 34 degrees in the coastal city of Alexandria and a high of 39 in the cities of Ismailia and Suez.
The Sinai resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh is expected to see temperatures of 42 degrees, while Hurghada on the mainland will witness a high of 44 degrees.
“Weather on Tuesday is expected to be extremely hot during daylight hours; however it is expected to cool down by some degrees during the evening,” a statement by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority read.
Egypt has been seeing bursts of exceptional heat this summer, beginning in May when a brief heatwave saw temperatures reach 46 degrees Celsius.