Director of the Forecast and Analysis Department at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority Mahmoud Shahen said that Egypt’s current wave of hot weather will continue at least through May 18, with no signs that temperatures will decline soon.
“We are still in spring, which comes with weather fluctuations,” Shahen added.
He went on to say that, “The wave will continue at least until Monday [May 18] The wave remains with us, and we cannot talk about a decrease [in temperatures] at the present time.”
A low-pressure front arriving from Sudan led to the current heat wave in Upper Egypt, which will move to Cairo, Lower Egypt and the northern coasts starting May 16.
Shahen advised Muslims who are fasting to avoid direct sunlight, and to avoid crowded or poorly ventilated areas. He also advised drinking plenty of water and eating a pre-dawn Suhoor meal before the day’s fast.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm