File Photo: Egyptian women decorate traditional sugar statuettes in the capital Cairo on November 2, 2019, ahead of celebrations of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed's birthday, known as Moulid Al-Nabi. (Photo: AFP)
Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) said that it predicts moderate to warm weather starting from Thursday till Saturday, as the country begins a long weekend to mark Moulid El-Nabi. Yet they also said that there is a chance of rainfall in some areas on Saturday.
According to an official statement, the EMA said that Cairo, South Sinai, and northern Upper Egypt will see mildly hot weather on Thursday, with the Nile Delta, and northern and eastern coasts seeing some moderate weather.
Thursday is a paid day off for workers in the private and public sector on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad's birthday. The country’s banks and the stock exchange are also off.
The Prophet’s birthday is a holiday widely celebrated across Egypt and the Islamic world. Egyptians usually celebrate the event with special sweets.
Cairo will see this Thursday a high temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and a low of 19 degrees Celsius, while northern coasts will see a high of 27 and a low of 20, and South and North Sinai will see highs of 33 and 34 and lows of 24 and 20, respectively.
It forecasts similar weather on Friday.
The EMA said the weather will be moderate on Saturday for Cairo, Nile Delta and northern coasts. Although it will be slightly hotter in South Sinai and northern Upper Egypt, and hot in southern Upper Egypt.
Cairo will see lower temperatures with a high of 28 and a low of 19, while northern coasts will see a high of 26 and a low of 19.
Tourist hotspot South Sinai will see a high of 32 and a low of 24, while northern and southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 32 and 36 and lows of 20 and 23.
The three-day weather phenomena will see heavy fog in the early mornings in Cairo, Nile Delta and the northern coasts with a 30 percent of rainfall on Saturday in the northern coasts, South Sinai, and southern Upper Egypt.