Heatwave to peak in Egypt on Thursday, reach 45 degrees

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 May 2019

File Photo: 'Summer-like' weather will be experienced by Egyptians (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt’s Meteorological Authority said on Tuesday that the current heat wave in the country will peak over the upcoming three days, reaching highs of 45 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to increase by an average of 5 to 6 degrees during the peak of the heat wave.

The heat wave has brought the highest temperatures seen this Ramadan, which started in Egypt on 6 May and is expected to end on 3 June.

During the holy month, Muslims fast during the daytime for a full lunar month.

Temperature forecasts across Egypt on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are as follows:

Cairo/Nile Delta

Wed: 43/25

Thu: 45/27 

Fri: 44/29

Northwestern coast

Wed: 39/18

Thu: 41/22 

Fri: 30/22

Northeastern Coasts and North Sinai

Wed: 36/20

Thu: 42/21 

Fri: 44/23

South Sinai and Hurghada

Wed: 38/27

Thu: 40/26 

Fri: 39/26

Northern Upper Egypt 

Wed: 42/22

Thu: 45/25

Fri: 45/25

Southern Upper Egypt/Halayeb and Shalateen

Wed: 44/27

Thu: 45/29 

Fri: 45/29

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