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Temperatures across Egypt to rise again starting Tuesday

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Jul 2017
Children swimming
File Photo: Children dive in the Nile to escape the hot weather during a heat wave in Cairo. (Photo: Reuters)

Temperatures across Egypt are expected to rise this week after a slight dip, with Cairo and the north of Upper Egypt seeting 37 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, rising to 40 degrees on Thursday.

Egypt’s Meteorological Authority revealed the end of the cool spell in a statement on Monday, as reported by state-run news agency MENA.

The coastal city of Alexandria, meanwhile, will see a relatively cool 32 degrees in the daytime and 26 at night.

The Red Sea resort city of Hurghada will witness a high of 38 and a low of 28, while temperatures in Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai will range from 39 in the daytime to 30 at night. Saint Catherine will witness a high of 36 and a low of 19.

On the Mediterranean Sea, there will be moderate waves, reaching 1.5 to 2 metres in height, while waves on the Red Sea will be between 2 and 2.5 metres.

Upper Egypt will see a high temperature in most places, with Luxor seeing a high of 41 degrees, Aswan 42, and Qena 40.

Egypt has witnessed a heat wave in recent weeks, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees in some areas, including Cairo. 

During such hot weather, the Meteorological Authority generally advises citizens to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during the summer, especially between 12 pm and 3 pm. People are also advised to drink lots of fluids.
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