Cold, rainy weather expected for Wednesday, Cairo 20C


Meteorologists predict cold and rainy weather on Wednesday across Egypt during daylight hours, milder in southern Upper Egypt and growing cold by night all over the country.

Temperatures predicted for the following cities are 19C in Alexandria, 20C in Cairo, 22C in Qena, 23C in Luxor, Aswan and Hurghada, and 24C in Sharm al-Sheikh.

Mist will affect visibility across the country’s northern parts.

Low and medium-level clouds are expected to increase over most parts of the country, accompanied by rainfall on northern coasts, parts of Lower Egypt and Cairo.

Thunderstorms and heavy downpours are expected on the northern coasts.

Winds are predicted to be southwesterly and moderate. It will be active on northern parts up until north of Upper Egypt and Sinai. These winds will blow up sand and dust in different parts of Egypt will be also active on the Mediterranean Sea, disrupting maritime navigation.

Waves in the Mediterranean Sea will be rough and range between 2.5 to 3 meters in height with northwestern surface winds, while waves in the Red Sea will be moderate and range between 1.5 to 2 meters in height with northwestern surface winds.

Chairman of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) Ahmed Abdel-Aal warned on Monday that a cold wave would start on Tuesday until Friday, with heavy rains on Thursday and Friday.

He said in a statement that the unstable weather would reach its climax on Thursday, with increasingly low and medium clouds accompanied by rainfall on the northern coasts and Lower Egypt, extending until Wednesday evening to Cairo and the cities at the Suez Canal and Sina. It will extend until the south of the country, where the weather would grow heavy and sometimes thunderous in certain areas.

Aal added that this will be accompanied by wind activity north of the country to the north of Upper Egypt, where it will blow up sand and dust on the exposed areas and lead to an increase in cold weather and the disruption of maritime navigation on the Mediterranean Sea.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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