Meteorologists expect this summer to be hottest in 5 years

Meteorologists expect this summer to be the hottest in the last five years, according to reports issued by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) and also the World Meteorological Organization.

The EMA anticipates temperatures to continue to rise on Wednesday, adding the heat wave is expected to continue until Friday and then begin to decrease as of Saturday.

The temperature in Egypt will rise in most parts on Wednesday, and the highest temperature predicted is 46C.

Meteorologists also expect thunderstorms with torrential rain in southern Egypt.

Weather forecast for Wednesday:

Meteorologists expect light to moderate rain, that may reach thunderstorms over some areas of the south of the country and the mountain ranges of the Red Sea.

The Red and the Mediterranean seas are moderate.

Very hot weather is expected to prevail in Cairo, as well as South Sinai, Lower Egypt and the south of the country. Hot weather is predicted on the northern coasts, and moderate weather at night throughout Egypt.

Maximum temperatures predicted on Wednesday:

Cairo: 41C

Alexandria: 36C

Qena: 43C

Luxor: 43C

Aswan: 44C

Maximum temperatures predicted on Thursday:

Cairo: 42C

Alexandria: 35C

Qena: 43C

Luxor: 43C

Aswan: 44C

Active winds are expected in Cairo and on the northwestern coasts, accompanied by dust and sand in areas in the south of the country.

Light thunderstorms are expected to fall in the south, as well as the Red Sea mountain ranges, with torrential rains on Halayeb and Shalateen as well as Marsa Alam on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt on Friday are expected to record 40-42C, on Saturday 41-43C, and on Sunday and Monday 39-41C.

The expected temperatures in the northern coasts on Friday are 35-38C, on Saturday 34-37C, on Sunday 33-36C, and on Monday 32-35C.

The predicted temperatures in South Sinai on Friday are 39-42C, on Saturday 41-43C, on Sunday 39-42C, and on Monday 41-42C.

The expected temperatures in southern Upper Egypt on Friday are 44-46C, on Saturday 45-46C, and on Sunday and Monday 44-46C.

Temperatures in northern Upper Egypt are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 42-44C, and on Monday 41-43C.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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