Burullus fishing port closed over bad weather



Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 11:44 GMT


Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 11:44 GMT

CAIRO - 31 December 2021: The Burullus fishing port was closed for the second consecutive day on Friday due to a spell of bad rainy weather and high waves.
Kafr el Sheikh Governor Gamal Nour el Din ordered intensifying needed preparations to address the effects of the bad weather.
He directed the governorate's operations room to coordinate with the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Wastewater and all other executive bodies to follow up the situation and deal immediately with emergencies. 

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday, accompanied sometimes with snowfall, on Greater Cairo, the northern coasts, Lower Egypt, the canal cities, and northern Upper Egypt.

Mild rainfall is also expected on southern Upper Egypt on Friday.

Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy urged citizens to stay away from trees, billboards, and light poles.

He urged citizens to also help vacuum trucks to move easily to remove rain water, avoid driving at high speeds, and maintaining safe distances.

Shaarawy urged continued rise of the state of preparedness in the governorates witnessing bad weather and assigned operation rooms in the ministry to follow up on the situation round the clock.

The EMA revealed that Egypt will witness a decrease in temperature degrees until Sunday.

According to the authority, moderate weather will prevail during the day on Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coasts and northern Upper Egypt, tending to be warm on southern Sinai and southern Upper Egypt, while the weather will be very cold at night across the country.

EMA said that Cairo will record highs of 19 °C on Tuesday, and will decrease until it records 16 °C on Sunday. Lows of 11°C will prevail throughout the week.

North Upper Egypt will record the lowest temperature at night, reaching 8 °C.

MENA contributed to the reporting.



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