Egypt to see soaring temperatures this week

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Jun 2016

A three-day heatwave will see temperatures in Cairo reach 42 degrees

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Children dive in the Nile to escape the hot weather during a heat wave in Cairo, June 4, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt will see a heatwave this week, with highs of 42 degrees Celsius expected in Cairo on Tuesday.

In a statement issued on its official Facebook page, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned of dust storms in the western and southern parts of the country, and said that some parts of Upper Egypt would see highs of 44 degrees.

The hot weather is expected to last for three days.

Meteorologists stressed the importance of avoiding direct sunlight and covering up if in the sun. 

The authority also recommended that those who are fasting for Ramadan eat fruit during their pre-dawn sohoor meal, in order to reduce dehydration.

Observant Muslims fast during the daylight hours of the month of Ramadan, which began last week. 


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