File photo: Cars drive on Qasr El-Nile bridge after a heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Mahmoud Madh El-Nabi)
A continued drop in temperatures and rains are expected in Egypt’s northern cities and Cairo on Wednesday, with both Cairo and Alexandria reaching highs of 18 degrees Celsius and lows of 14 and 12 degrees respectively, state-run news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.
Egypt has witnessed a drop in temperatures over the past week, with Cairo's dropping from 28 on Saturday to 22 on Monday.
A heavy morning fog over the past four days has led to a number of road accidents in which several people were killed or injured. Egypt's traffic authority closed several roads in Cairo and other cities due to the fog.
Morning fog is common in Egypt during the winter months. The authorities have issued warnings of fog over the coming weeks, advising drivers to take care.
Temperature in Upper Egypt's Luxor and Aswan during the daytime are expected to hit highs of 24 and 25 degrees respectively, with lows of 11 and 12 respectively in the evening.
The Red Sea resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada will experience highs of 24 and 23 and lows of 18 and 15 respectively.
The touristic Sinai town of Saint Catherine is expected to experienec highs of 15 and lows of 3.
Navigation is expected to be affected severely by active wind, which will also increase the feeling of cold across Egypt.
The Mediterranean and Red sea coasts are expected to see high waves reaching 3.5 to 4 and 2.5 to 3 meters in height respectively.
The average temperature in Egypt during the winter month of December hovers around highs of 21.1 and lows of 10.2.