Egypt to see rain on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Jan 2020

Heavy rainfall is forecast on the northern coasts and parts of Lower Egypt, while Cairo will also see rain

File Photo: Clouds gather during heavy rain and a cold spell in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt will see rain on Wednesday with the current wave of unstable weather expected to last until Friday, the country’s meteorological authority said.

The authority forecast heavy rainfall on the country’s northern coasts and in parts of Lower Egypt, extending to rain in Cairo, with frost in central Sinai and the northern parts of Upper Egypt.

The turbulent weather is set to affect navigation; the Mediterranean will see waves of 3-4 metres, and the Red Sea will see waves of 2-2.5 metres.

Cairo is set to see highs of 15 degrees Celsius and lows of 10 degrees, while Alexandria will see highs of 15 and lows of 9.

Resort city Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai will see highs of 20 and lows of 11, while Hurghada in Red Sea governorate will see highs of 19 and lows of 8.

Saint Catherine mountain, also in South Sinai, will see highs of 10 and lows of 0.

The winter season officially began in Egypt on 21 December.

Over the past few weeks, Egypt has seen waves of stormy weather, leading to temporary closure of ports and the suspension of schools in some governorates hit by the weather.


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