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Cool weather forecast in Egypt on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 May 2020
A general view of buildings by the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt . (Reuters)
A general view of buildings by the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt . (Reuters)
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Egypt is expected to see cool weather on Sunday morning, the first day of Eid El-Fitr, the Islamic feast following the fasting month of Ramadan.

The night will be chilly with a chance of light rain on some parts of the country, according to data released by Egypt’s Metrological Authority (EMA).

Greater Cairo and Nile Delta cities are expected to see highs of 29 degrees Celsius and lows of 18 and 17 degrees respectively.

Egypt's northern coast and central Sinai will witness a slightly cooler weather in the morning, which will turn chilly at night with a high of 24 degrees Celsius and a low of 19 degrees.

South Sinai and the Red Sea Mountains will see a high of 32 degrees Celsius and a low of 22 degrees, while northern Upper Egypt will see a high of 30 degrees Celsius and a low of 20 degrees.

The weather will be slightly warmer in southern Upper Egypt in the morning with a high of 34 degrees Celsius, turning cooler at night with a low of 24 degrees.

Light rains may fall on some parts of Greater Cairo, Nile Delta and the northern coasts, and a morning mist is expected in Greater Cairo on Sunday.

Winds are predicted all over the country, and they are expected to stir sand and dust in Greater Cairo, Upper Egypt, South Sinai and the Red Sea Mountains.

The winds may also disturb marine navigation in Egypt’s waters.

On Friday, Egypt’s Dar El-Iftaa announced that the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr holiday will begin in Egypt on Sunday.

The annual three-day Islamic holiday marks the end of the month of Ramadan and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. This year, however, Egypt has added two more days to the holiday owing to the coronavirus in an effort to reduce crowding during the religious holiday. 

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