Egypt is set to sweat through hot weather over the coming two days, with temperatures expected to surge to over 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.
Highs in the capital Cairo and cities in the Nile Delta are forecast at 40 degrees on Thursday and 38 on Friday, while lows are predicted at 26, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority said on its official website.
The Red Sea resort cities of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada will see highs of 39-40 degrees across the two days, with lows of 28-29.
Weather in cities on the Mediterranean, including Alexandria, is predicted to be much milder, with highs averaging 30-31 degrees and lows 22-23.
The country’s south, usually the hottest, will see searing heat over the coming two days. The northern part of Upper Egypt — which includes the governorates of Minya, Fayoum and Beni Suef — will see highs of 44 and 42 degrees on Thursday and Friday respectively, while lows will average 26-28.
The southern part of Upper Egypt, where the ancient cities of Luxor and Aswan are located, will see highs of 45 and 46 degrees and lows of 30 and 32 on both days.