Egypt's weather to cool slightly during first day of Ramadan: Meteorologists

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Jun 2016

A boat sails along the Nile River in Aswan, some 900 kilometres south of Cairo on March 13, 2016 (AFP)

Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) head Ahmed Abdel Aal said a current heat wave is expected to last until Monday, the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, MENA reported.

A drop of 4 to 6 degrees is expected to take place on Monday throughout the northern parts of the country and in Cairo.

The EMA expects on Sunday a high of 39 degrees and a low of 28. Alexandria is expected to witness slightly cooler weather, with a high of 32 degrees and a low of 24.

The three Suez Canal cities of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said will see on Sunday a high of 40 degrees and a low of 27.

In time for the first day of Ramadan on Monday, northern Egypt will experience weather between 30-31 degrees, Upper Egypt governorates and Cairo will witness temperatures of 36-38 degrees.

Upper Egypt governorates are expected to witness hotter weather during Ramadan with temperatures ranging from 40 to 42 degrees, according to the EMA.

Meanwhile, the authority advises citizens to limit outdoor activity and time in the sun.

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