Mercury to drop by up to 10 degrees across Egypt this weekend

Ahram Online , Thursday 8 Mar 2018

File Photo: Falluka along the Nile river in Aswan (Photo: Reuters)

A sharp drop in temperatures is expected in Cairo and other parts of Egypt this weekend, following several days of high temperatures.

Temperatures in Cairo and the Nile Delta governorates are forecast to fall by around 8-10 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, for highs of 25 and 23 degrees respectively, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority said on its website.

Weather in the cities along the Mediterranean coast, including Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, will also see much colder weather, with the mercury falling some eight degrees to hit highs of 21-22 degrees and lows of 12-15 degrees.

Highs in Upper Egypt are expected to drop by up to 11 degrees in the northern part of the region to average between 26-28 degrees. The southern part of the region will remain warm on Friday, with highs only dropping 4 degrees to 33 degrees on Saturday and lows remaining the same.


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