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Hot humid weather throughout Egypt this week, EMA warns

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) warned of hot humid weather this week across Egypt.

Hot weather is predicted  north of the country with very hot weather in the governorates of southern Upper Egypt, due to the expansion of the seasonal India low on the Arabian Peninsula all the way to Egypt, accompanied by a rise in temperatures and high surface humidity.

Temperature in Greater Cairo are expected to reach 37C, and in the governorates of southern Upper Egypt will likely exceed 40C.

The EMA expected high humidity levels, increasing the feeling of hot weather.

The authority advised citizens to drink plenty of cold liquids, wear loose cotton clothes, wear a head cover while going out during peak hours of temperature, and to stay in well ventilated places.

On Saturday, the fourth day of Eid al-Adha, hot humid weather prevailed during the day in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt and the northern coasts, with very hot weather in South Sinai and south of the country.

Moderate weather is predicted at night across Egypt.

Mists formed in the morning on some roads leading to and from Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coasts, the Suez Canal cities, and central Sinai.

Winds were intermittently active in areas of the northern coasts, South Sinai, and northern Upper Egypt.

Waves in the Mediterranean ranged between one and 1.5 meters, and with northwestern surface winds. Waves in the Red Sea ranged between 1.5 and 2.25 meters with northwestern surface winds.


Maximum temperatures predicted on Saturday:

Alexandria: 29C

Cairo: 34C

Sharm el-Sheikh: 38C

Luxor: 40C

Aswan: 41C

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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