File Photo: Men cover their heads from the sun while riding on a motorcycle during a hot day in Cairo, Egypt, on August 17, 2015. Reuters
Egypt is seeing a heat wave from Saturday to Tuesday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said on Friday, as the country bids farewell to winter and welcomes spring.
There will be sand-stirring winds during the heat wave, with temperatures soaring by six to eight degrees Celsius nationwide, the EMA added.
The peak of the heat wave will be felt on Monday and Tuesday, before the weather starts to cool on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Cairo is seeing a high of 30 degrees Celsius and a low of 18 degrees Celsius, while the Mediterranean city of Alexandria is experiencing a high of 28 and a low of 15, according to the EMA.
The popular Red Sea resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada are feeling highs of 29, and lows of 18 and 17, respectively.
The ancient cities of Luxor and Aswan in Upper Egypt are seeing highs of 36 and 37, and lows of 20 and 21, respectively, on Saturday.