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Wave of unstable weather to hit Egypt starting Wednesday

Last week, many governorates across the country, especially those along the coasts, were hit by inclement weather, which caused flooding and damaged at least two buildings in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Nov 2020
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A file photo of the Nile and 6 October bridge after heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, 13 December 2015 (Photo: Mahmoud Madh El-Nabi)
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The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) predicts a three-day wave of unstable weather starting Wednesday, with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in some areas of the country.

Cold weather and moderate rainfall are expected in Greater Cairo over the three days, the EMA said on Monday.

On Wednesday, heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms are expected in some areas along the north coast, including Alexandria, Matrouh, Al-Salloum, Rashid, Damietta, Port Said, El-Arish, and Rafah.

Moderate to heavy rain is forecast in some areas of Lower Egypt, including Kafr El-Sheikh, Beheira, Daqahliya, Gharbiya, Sharqiya, and Menoufiya, while northern Upper Egypt is expected to see light to moderate rain.

On Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected in some areas of the north coast, while Lower Egypt is expected to see moderate to heavy rainfall.

On Friday, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in some areas of the north coasts, while Lower Egypt is forecast to see moderate rainfall.

The north coast will see highs ranging between 19 and 21 degrees and lows from 15 to 16 degrees. South Sinai will see highs of 25 to 27 and lows of 17 to 18.

Northern Upper Egypt will see highs of 21 to 23 and lows ranging from 13 to 12 degrees, while Southern Upper Egypt will see highs of 24 to 26 degrees and lows of 15 to 16 degrees.

The meteorologist called for all preventative measures be taken to mitigate the negative consequences of the expected rainfall.

Last week, many governorates across the country, especially those along the coasts, were hit by inclement weather, which caused flooding and damaged at least two buildings in Alexandria, which resulted in six deaths and several injuries.

Earlier today, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly called on governors to be prepared to deal with the anticipated heavy rainfall, especially in coastal governorates.

Earlier this month, Madbouly granted the country's 27 governors the authority to suspend educational activates at schools in their governorates in anticipation of disruptive weather forecast by meteorologists.

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