Children dive in the Nile to escape the hot weather during a heat wave in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
Temperatures are expected to ease Thursday in Cairo with highs of 33 degrees Celsius and lows of 22, following three days of temperatures nearing 40 degrees Celsius, state news agency MENA reported.
Temperatures in Upper Egypt will remain high with Luxor and Aswan reaching highs of 42 and 44 degrees Celsius respectively and lows of 23 and 25.
Temperatures will also be high in the touristic resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, with highs of 38 and 39 respectively and lows of 23 and 22.
The coastal city of Alexandria will witness moderate weather conditions with highs of 26 and lows of 20 degrees Celsius.
The Mediterranean Sea will experience light-to-moderate waves, between 1-1.5 metres in height, while the Red Sea will experience high waves of between 2.5-3 metres.