Hot weather to continue across Egypt on the third day of Eid El-Fitr holiday

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Jun 2017

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

Egypt's current spell of hot weather is expected to continue on Tuesday, the third day of the Eid El-Fitr holiday, with temperatures in Cairo reaching a high of 37 degrees Celsius and a low of 24, Egypt’s Meteorological Authority said on Monday.

According to state-run news agency MENA, the authority said temperatures will be slightly lower on the north coast and higher in southern Upper Egypt. The northern coastal city of Alexandria will see a high of 30 degrees and a low of 23, while the Upper Egyptian cities of Luxor and Aswan will both see 43-degree highs and 26-degree lows.

On Monday, Cairo is expected to see a high of 37 and a low of 24. Alexandria will enjoy a milder high of 29 and a low of 23.

Fog will hamper visibility along the north coast on Tuesday morning, while moderate winds are expected, mostly in the Gulf of Suez, causing disturbance to maritime navigation.

The Mediterranean Sea will experience light-to-moderate waves, ranging between 1 and 1.5 metres. The Red Sea will see moderate waves, reaching 1.5 to 2 metres.

The tourist resort city of Hurghada on the Red Sea will see a high of 39 degrees Celsius and a low of 27, while temperatures in Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai will range between 39 and 28.

The Sinai city of Saint Catherine will see a high of 35 by day and a low of 18 at night.

Eid El-Fitr, which started on Sunday and lasts for three days, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Public-sector employees in ministries, governmental authorities, and other state-owned institutions are taking three days off work for the holiday. Private-sector employees are taking the first two days off as a paid holiday, the government announced last week.

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