'Extremely hot weather' forecast for Egypt on Tuesday; Cairo to hit 42 degrees

Ahram Online , Monday 21 May 2018

Weather. Egyptian Cairenes surviving heat peak at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 27, 2015 (Photo: Marina Barsoum)

Egypt is set to experience "extremely hot weather" on Tuesday, as a nationwide heat wave continues to peak during the week until Sunday.

In press statements reported by state owned MENA agency, Egypt's Meteorological Authority (EMA) said that Tuesday's weather will be extremely hot in the morning and moderate on the evenings in Cairo and the Nile Delta.

Cairo will see a high of 42 and a low of 27, while the Mediterranean city of Alexandria will see a high of 38 and a low of 26.

Tourist hubs Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh will experience highs of 40 and 41 and lows of 28 and 30, respectively.

Temperatures in Upper Egypt's El-Minya and Qena will soar to highs of 43 and 45.

The country has been experiencing a heat wave since Thursday, which marked the first day of Islamic holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during daylight hours.

The EMA has previously cautioned citizens to cover their heads in direct sunlight and increase their water intake after they break their fast at sundown.

This year, Ramadan fasting lasts for 15 hours per day.

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