CAIRO - 14 March 2023: The Red Sea Ports Authority announced the closure of both Sharm El-Sheikh and Nuweiba seaports in South Sinai Governorate due to bad weather conditions, as the ports witnessed speed winds, high waves and the sea was very turbulent.
And the Red Sea ports confirmed in a statement that the maritime traffic and all marine activities have been stopped, on small and large marine units, in order to preserve the safety of maritime navigation.
Major General Engineer Mohamed Abdel Rahim, Chairman of the Red Sea Ports Authority, issued strict instructions to port managers to take the necessary precautionary measures towards ensuring the safety of navigational signs at the entrances and exits of ports, to follow up with the General Meteorological Authority on the climate map for the safety of maritime navigation, and to activate the operations rooms in the ports to confront potential risks and prevent marine activities in order to preserve The safety of lives and private and public property
And the General Authority of Meteorology revealed that the latest satellite images indicate a cloud cover of thunderstorms affecting the Sinai and the Gulf of Aqaba, accompanied by moderate to heavy rains at times.
The Meteorological Authority indicated that the cumulus rain clouds will continue along the northern coasts, northern Lower Egypt, and areas of northern Upper Egypt, accompanied by moderate rains, sometimes thundery.
The Meteorological Authority added that it is expected that rain will resume in areas of Cairo and southern Lower Egypt during the next few period.
Tuesday witnessed a noticeable drop in temperatures and rain of varying intensity, sometimes thunderstorms, in some areas that may reach torrential rains in Sinai and the Red Sea Governorate.