Egypt's heatwave to subside Friday

Ahram Online , Friday 22 May 2020

Lower temperatures are expected to continue during the Eid El-Fitr Islamic holiday next week

(Photo: Marina Barsoum)

Egypt's current heatwave is expected to cool down starting Friday, and a cooler weather is forecast for Egypt during the Eid El-Fitr Islamic holiday next week, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

The heatwave that hit Egypt this week is expected to subside from Friday to Wednesday, with temperatures expected to fall by around seven degrees Celsius in Greater Cairo, Nile Delta cities, the northeast Mediterranean coast, south and central Sinai, and the Red Sea Mountains.

The mercury hit 45 degrees in Cairo and other parts of the country during the past three days.

Greater Cairo is expected to see a high of 37 and a low of 22 degrees Celsius on Friday, down from highs of 43 degrees on Thursday and Wednesday. Lower Egypt is expected to see highs of 36 and lows of 21 degrees while the coastal cities are to see highs of 28 and lows of 20 degrees on Friday.

The hot weather is expected to continue tomorrow in South Sinai governorate, Red Sea Mountains and Upper Egypt with highs ranging between 40-45 and lows of between 25-31 degrees.

The mild weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, with temperatures ranging between 29 and 33 degrees in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt and between 25 and 26 degrees in coastal cities.

Temperatures will fall by 10 degrees in Upper Egypt through the week to record average highs of 30-38 degree, according to meteorologists.

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