A nationwide heat wave scorching Egypt has eased after temperatures dropped between 7 and 8 degrees, meteorologists reported.
Egypt, which witnessed an unseasonal heat wave over the weekend, saw temperatures exceeding standard levels by 8 to 9 degrees on Saturday.
Temperatures hit 41 degrees Celsius in Cairo, while sandy winds effected low visibility throughout the capital.
However by Sunday, temperatures had dropped to around the 33-degree mark.
Meteorologists expect the decrease to continue over the next 24 hours, although nationwide forecasts predict continued severe conditions in Upper Egypt throughout Sunday.
General Authority for Meteorology spokesman Saudi Wahid told Al-Masry Al-Youm temperatures would likely decrease by nightfall.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm