Egypt Independent

Two people killed in car accident due to mist



Two people were killed and another six injured in a car accident on Sunday due to heavy mist that covered the western desert road, close to Semesta city in Beni Suef governorate, the General Directorate of Traffic said.

The traffic directorate added that heavy mist affected visibility in Giza’s suburbs, causing traffic jams in Sphinx square, Ahmed Orabi Street, al-Wahat road, Cairo-Alexandria desert road and 6th of October City.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian meteorological Authority expects an increase in temperatures on Sunday. Warm weather will dominate the country’s northern parts while hot weather will prevail in the rest of the country, though with very cold temperatures throughout the night.

Mist will affect visibility on the north coast, Lower Egypt, Cairo, Upper Egypt and the Suez Canal.

Low and medium level cloud cover is predicted for the north. Winds will be mostly southeasterly and moderate, causing dusts in some areas.

Waves in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea will range between 1.5 to two meters high, with northeasterly surface winds in the Mediterranean Sea and southwesterly surface winds in the Red Sea.

Maximum temperature predicted for the following cities are: 27C in Cairo, 25C in Alexandria, 30C in Qena, 31C in Luxor, and 32C in Aswan.

Edited translation from al-Masry al-Youm