Egypt weather: hot, humid weekend ahead with rise in temperatures

Egypt will witness a slight increase in temperatures and humidity levels starting Friday and lasting into the beginning of next week is expected. 

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority announced that temperatures in some parts of the country will rise to 45C on Sunday and Monday and 44C on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Active winds and morning mist will last through Wednesday.

On Friday, South Sinai, Saint Catherine, Halayeb, and Shalateen could witness intermittent rain and thunderstorms.

The highest temperature in Egypt on Friday is expected to be 43C in Aswan, while the lowest will be 30C in Matrouh.

Waves in the Mediterranean Sea will be moderate, ranging between one and 2.25 meters in height, while waves in the Red Sea will be moderate to turbulent, ranging between two and three meters in height with northwestern surface winds in both seas.

Temperatures will decrease by 1-2C after Monday.

High temperatures for Friday: 

Cairo: 37C 

Alexandria: 32C 

Qena: 41C

Luxor 42C

Aswan: 43C

Regional humidity levels on Friday:

Cairo: 30-86%

North Coast: 40-90%

Northern Upper Egypt: 25-40%

Southern Upper Egypt: 15-30%

High temperatures for Saturday:

Cairo: 37C 

North Coast: 32C

Northern Upper Egypt: 38C 

Southern Upper Egypt: 44C

South Sinai: 40C

High temperatures for Sunday:

Cairo and the Delta: 37C

North Coast: 32-35C

Northern Upper Egypt: 41C

Southern Upper Egypt: 45C

South Sinai: 41C

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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