Alexandria's two main ports closed due strong winds, high waves

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jan 2018

File Photo: Alexandria main port (Photo Courtesy of Alexandria Port Authority)

Alexandria's two main ports were closed on Sunday due bad weather conditions, Ahram Arabic website reported.

According to Reda El-Ghandour, spokesperson of the Alexandria Port Authority, the administration decided to close its two main ports – Alexandria and Dahkhalia – due to bad weather conditions, including strong winds and high waves.

Ghandour said that the decision was taken to save lives and protect ships, docks and cargoes.

In its forecast for Sunday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority said the weather would be moderate in most parts of Egypt during the daytime but cold at night.

The EMA also reported that rain was expected along the north coast of Egypt, as well as in some of the Nile Delta governorates.

Alexandria will witness a high of 18 degrees Celsius and a low of 9, while Cairo will see a high of 19 degrees Celsius and a low of 11 on Sunday.

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