Weather to slightly warm up across Egypt this week: Meteorologists

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Jan 2020

Rain is only forecast in the country's west later this week

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File Photo: The sun sets behind the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's cold weather is predicted to slightly warm up through Thursday, with temperatures in the capital Cairo forecast to go up by up to five  degrees Celsius, meteorologists  said.

Rain is unlikely to occur as clouds and wind retract, making the weather relatively warm during the daytime in most parts of the country, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said on its official website.said. Only the country's far west and the western coast will see rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Lows in Cairo and the Nile Delta cities are forecast at 8 degrees on Monday, and will go up to 10 on Tuesday and 13 on Wednesday, before they drop again to 11 on thursday, EMA said in its four-day forecast.

Highs are expected to stand at an average 19 degrees in Cairo and the Nile Delta through the week, except on Wednesday, the warmest day across the country this week, where highs are expected at around 24 degrees.

The coastal city of Alexandria will see almost the same highs as Cairo on Monday and Tuesday. Lows there will be slightly lower on Wednesday, hovering around 10 degrees.

The popular winter Red Sea destinations of Hurghada and  Sharm El-sheikh will see average highs of 22 and lows of 13 through Thursday.

The southern ancient cities of Luxor and Aswan will see highs of 23-24 and lows of 7-8 on Monday and Tuesday. Highs will rise to 26-27 and lows to 14 on Wednesday and Thursday

Active western winds will lead to the disruption of maritime navigation on the Mediterranean Sea, EMA said.

It warned of intense fog during the daytime, especially during  early morning hours.


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