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Cold weather continues across Egypt for Wednesday until Friday

Meteorologists predict cold weather during the daytime on Wednesday in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, northern coasts and central Sinai, set to continue until Friday.

Warm weather is expected on South Sinai, the Red Sea mountains, and southern Upper Egypt, while moderately cold on northern Upper Egypt.

The weather will be very cold at night in all parts of the country ranging between three and 15C degrees.

A member of the Meteorological Authority’s media center, Manar Ghanem, said that the weather dropped to about six to seven degrees across the country.

During a telephone interview with the dmc satellite channel, Ghanem added that Tuesday’s temperatures would cap at 16C.

She added that wind speeds expected for Wednesday and Thursday will be 40 to 50 km/h, causing waves to reach from two to three meters, impacting maritime navigation.

“The cold wave will continue until Friday, after which the gradual rise in temperatures begins, and the maximum temperature will be recorded on Saturday 19C, in addition to moderate wind speeds, and increased chances of sunshine,” she said.

“The rains have already started in some areas in the cities of Port Said and Marsa Matrouh, and light to medium rain is expected on the northern coasts and northern Lower Egypt, with very light rain in Greater Cairo that does not affect daily activity.”


Maximum temperatures:

Alexandria: 15C

Cairo: 17C

Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh: 22C

Qena: 21C

Luxor: 22C

Aswan: 23C


Waves in the Mediterranean Sea will be moderate to rough ranging between two and 2.5 meters in height, with western to northwestern surface.  Waves in the Red Sea will be moderate, ranging between 1.5 and 2.25 meters in height, with northwestern surface winds.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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