Eid Mubarak: Cairo, North Coast to experience slight relief from heat starting Sunday



Fri, 14 Jun 2024 - 10:36 GMT


Fri, 14 Jun 2024 - 10:36 GMT

A file photo of Eid celebrations

A file photo of Eid celebrations

CAIRO – 14 June 2024: Good news for residents of northern parts of Egypt, including Greater Cairo. Starting Sunday, the first day of the four-day Eid Al-Adha, temperatures are expected to decline by a refreshing 3-4 degrees Celsius.

While most parts of Egypt will still be sizzling above the 40-degree Celsius mark, Cairo will experience slightly better weather with highs of 39 degrees in the shade on Sunday, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

On the beautiful North Coast, which is home to cities like Alexandria and Matrouh, temperatures will take a welcome dip from today's scorching 36 degrees to a cooler 30 degrees on Sunday.

As for South Sinai, where the enchanting destinations of Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab are located, there will be some relief from the heat over the coming week. However, temperatures are not expected to budge below the 40-degree mark.

In northern Upper Egypt, where Beni Suef is situated, today's shade temperature is a sweltering 45 degrees. But fear not, as the week progresses, there will be a slight improvement, with temperatures dropping below 40 degrees.

The situation in Southern Upper Egypt, home to Aswan and Luxor, is downright scorching. On Saturday, temperatures will soar to a blistering 48 degrees in the shade. While some respite is expected during the week, temperatures won't dip below 44 degrees.

In light of these conditions, the EMA advises people across Egypt to take precautions.

Avoid direct sun exposure, wear head covers, opt for loose and breathable cotton clothes, and, most importantly, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially water.

Here are the average temperatures expected across different regions in Egypt, based on the EMA's forecast for next week starting Sunday:

- Cairo and Lower Egypt – Highs: 38, Lows: 25

- North Coast – Highs: 30, Lows: 23

- South Sinai – Highs: 42, Lows: 30

- Northern Upper Egypt – Highs: 41, Lows: 28

- Southern Upper Egypt – Highs: 45, Lows: 30



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