Vehicles travel in cold, wet, rainy and foggy weather in the Maadi suburb of Cairo, Egypt (Reuters)
Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) forecast a mild weather nationwide with rain on the northern coasts on Saturday and Sunday.
Temperature next week will see a high of between 22-23 degrees, Eman Shaker, the EMA's Director of Remote Sensing, told State TV on Wednesday.
Shaker said the winter season will begin after two weeks.
On Monday, the EMA issued an official statement showing a map of places expected to see rainfall from Tuesday to Sunday. The authority advised people to wear heavy clothes, anticipating climate changes during the week.
The map showed that Thursday and Friday will not likely see rainfall, while Saturday and Sunday may see light to medium rainfall on the northern coasts.
Wednesday’s weather forecast
Northern coasts are forecast to be hit by light to medium rainfall on some areas on Wednesday, the EMA said.
Light to moderate rainfall is expected on the northern coasts of Alexandria, Matrouh, Port Said, Arish and Rafah, and light rainfall in some areas in northern Lower Egypt, Kafr El-Sheikh and Beheira.
The EMA warned from water fogging on highways and areas close to water, which will reduce horizontal visibility on Wednesday.
The northern coasts are forecast to be hit by light to medium rainfall in some areas on Wednesday. However, weather will stay warm in Cairo and Lower Egypt with moderate winds, according to the EMA.
The northwestern coast weather will be moderate with moderate winds, and warm in South Sinai, with moderate winds.
Last week, schools and work were suspended in some governorates due to unstable weather conditions.
Earlier this month, Egypt’s premier Mostafa Madbouly granted the country's 27 governors the authority to suspend educational activates at schools in their governorates if needed in anticipation of disruptive weather forecast by meteorologists.