File Photo: Egyptians shield themselves from the sun in Downtown Cairo, Egypt, June 3, 2014 (Photo: Mustafa Omira)
Egypt is to experience a continued heat wave Sunday, with experts predicting 40 degrees Celsius in the capital.
In official statements to the state owned MENA news agency, Egypt’s Meteorological Authority said that Cairo is expected to see a high of 40 degrees and a low of 26, while temperatures in the coastal city of Alexandria will range from 34 to 26.
High temperatures are expected nationwide Sunday, including in northern coastal areas, reaching extremes in the southern and eastern parts of the country
The Red Sea resort city of Hurghada will see a high of 40 and a low of 29, while Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai seeing a high of 39 and low of 29.
On the Mediterranean Sea, there will be moderate waves, reaching 1-1.5 metres in height, while the Red Sea will experience moderate waves of 1.5-2 metres.
The Meteorological Authority advised citizens Thursday to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially between 12pm and 3pm. It also advised people to drink lots of liquids and if swimming to do so in the early morning hours or a little before sunset, to avoid intense sun rays.