Alexandria main port (Photo Courtesy of Alexandria Port Authority)
Two main ports in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria continued to be shut Saturday for the second day due to bad weather conditions, state news agency MENA reported.
“The closing of the Alexandria Bughazi and Dakheila ports aims to avoid ships colliding with each other or with the ports’ docks,” Port Authority spokesman Reda El-Ghandour told MENA.
On Friday, Alexandria as well as other cities nationwide experienced a cold spell accompanied with high speed wind and rainfall.
Temperatures in Alexandria Saturday are expected to reach highs of 20 degrees Celsius and lows of 11 degrees.
Speedy winds are expected to end by Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority on their official Facebook page.