Egypt Independent

Heat wave expected for Egypt through Wednesday



Egyptian meteorologists are predicting a heat wave across Egypt through Wednesday.

Temperatures on Tuesday will be hot during the daytime in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt, moderately hot on the northern coasts, and very hot in Upper Egypt.

The weather will grow moderately cold by nightfall in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt and northern Upper Egypt, cold on the northern coast, and mild in southern Upper Egypt.

Temperatures predicted for the following cities are: 27C in Alexandria, 35C in Cairo, 38C in Qena, and 39C in Luxor and Aswan.

Mist will affect visibility in the morning in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, and the northern coast.

Winds will be mostly northwestern and moderate across most of the country, but strong in South Sinai, potentially disrupting maritime navigation in the Gulf of Suez.

Experts note that the northern parts of the country will be affected by a high-pressure area that is centered the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Southern parts of the country, meanwhile, will be affected by a low-pressure area.

Waves in the Mediterranean Sea will be low to moderate, ranging between one and 1.5 meters in height, with southeastern to northeastern surface winds.

Waves in the Red Sea will be moderate, ranging between two and 2.5 meters in height, with northwestern surface winds.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned on Sunday that Egypt will experience a heat wave starting from through Wednesday, during which temperatures will be three degrees above normal levels.

As for Wednesday’s weather, high temperatures are predicted in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt, moderate on the northern coasts, and very hot in South Sinai, the Red Sea mountains and Upper Egypt.

Strong winds are expected in South Sinai and the Red Sea mountains, potentially disrupting maritime navigation.

Temperatures predicted for Wednesday are: 36C in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt, 30C on the northwestern coast, 28C on the northeastern coast and in central Sinai, 37C in South Sinai and Red Sea mountains, 40C in northern Upper Egypt, and 41C in southern Upper Egypt.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm