To beat the heat, Egyptians cool off in the sea and Nile river

A heatwave on Saturday with temperatures between 28C and 35C forced people outside throughout Egypt, with some citizens choosing to walk across the Alexandria Corniche or swim in the sea at Azarita, al-Anfoushy, and Sidi Bishr.

At Minya, people cooled off by swimming in the Nile waters, while the North Sinai governorate increased its level of readiness to brace for rising temperatures across its cities.

However, citizens at Kafr al-Sheikh governorate chose to stay home to avoid both sunstrokes and the coronavirus.

Hospitals at Sharqiya governorate meanwhile readied to accept any sunstroke cases.

The Central Administration for Tourism and Resorts dispersed crowds gathering along the Corniche, as part of the precautionary measures taken by the state to combat coronavirus outbreak.

Egyptian meteorologists predict moderately hot weather on Sunday across Cairo and Lower Egypt, with mild temperatures at the northern coasts, hot weather north of Upper Egypt and very hot weather south of Upper Egypt, with light rains at the northern coasts.

By night temperatures will grow milder across the country, with moderate weather at Upper Egypt.

Winds will be moderate and active on Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, and far west of the northern coasts, raising sands and dust through Upper Egypt and South Sinai.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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