File Photo: Boys jump into the river Nile during hot weather on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, (Photo: Reuters)
Egypt's bristling heat wave is expected to break on Friday as highs drop to 37 degrees in Cairo, the country's meteorological authority head Ahmed Abdel-Aal said.
The country has been witnessing high temperatures in the past few days, affecting the daily lives of citizens especially in the month of Ramadan.
Caireens will face highs of 42 degrees on Friday.
Alexandrians faced 37 degrees on Thursday, the highest temperature recorded in the Mediterranean governorate since the begining of June, but will enjoy cooler temperatures of 27 degrees on Friday.
Temperatures in Cairo will continue to drop on Saturday with an expected high of 35.
The meteorological authority has repeatedly advised citizens to stay out of direct sunlight for long periods of time between noon and evening and to wear extremely light cotton cloth.
Temperatures in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, two of the most popular Red Sea beach resorts cities, will record highs of 40 and 41 respectively and lows of 30 and 28 degrees on Friday.
Egypt's southern governorate of Aswan is expecting a 45 degree high, making it the hottest area nationwide on Friday.