File photo: The Cairo Tower is obscured and boat traffic on the Nile River comes to a halt during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (Photo: AP)
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) is expecting dense mist to continue during morning hours this week, engulfing highways and agricultural roads close to water bodies in Cairo and other northern areas.
Egypt has seen dense mist over the past two weeks and many main roads are being closed for few hours every day to avoid road accidents. The mist reduced visibility on roads going to or from Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coast, as well as the Suez Canal cities and northern and central Sinai.
On Sunday and Monday (10-11 January), the EMA expects a dense mist that may turn into fog on the aforementioned roads.
On Tuesday, a dense mist is also expected. The EMA said those roads will see mist on Wednesday and Thursday, but did not mention whether it would be light or dense, meaning that it is expected to be moderate.
The EMA is also expecting light, intermittent rain on the Halayeb and Shalateen Triangle in southern Egypt on Sunday and Monday and along the western coasts on Wednesday.
On Thursday, light to moderate, intermittent rain is expected along the northern coast and light, intermittent rain is expected in parts of Lower Egypt.