Heat wave hits Egypt starting Sunday until end of week

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned of a heatwave across the week starting Sunday, with hot weather north of the country and very hot weather south.

Meteorologists expect a temperature increase of up to three degrees due to India’s seasonal monsoon.


Expected temperatures for Sunday:

Lower Egypt: 31C

Cairo and Lower Upper Egypt: 35C

South Sinai: 38C

Northern Upper Egypt: 37C

Southern Upper Egypt: 39C


Greater Cairo is expected to record 37C during daylight hours, while the northern coasts are 34C, northern Upper Egypt 39C, and South Sinai 41C, and southern Upper Egypt 40C.



Meteorologists warned of mist on the roads leading to and from Greater Cairo, the northern coasts, Suez Canal cities, agricultural roads and roads close to water bodies.

Mists will disappear by six am.

The EMA called on motorists to be careful and adhere to the prescribed speeds when driving, in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians and passengers due to poor visibility in the morning.


High humidity

Meteorologists expect high humidity during the day, increasing the feeling of heat by two degrees to three degrees.

The average expected humidity in Greater Cairo is 80 percent during the night hours and 40 percent during the daytime.

Humidity will reach 90 percent over the northern coastal governorates at night and 55 percent during the daytime.

Humidity rates drop in the southern governorates of Upper Egypt, recording 25 percent at night and 15 percent during the daytime.

Wind activity is expected in some areas of Greater Cairo, the northwestern coast, South Sinai and northern Upper Egypt at intermittent intervals, which reduces the feeling of high humidity at night.

The EMA advised citizens not to be exposed to direct sunlight, wear cotton clothes, keep hydrated, avoid sitting in poorly ventilated places, and follow the daily weather forecast.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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