Egypt embraces summer with sweltering heat



Fri, 21 Jun 2024 - 10:09 GMT


Fri, 21 Jun 2024 - 10:09 GMT

A man protecting his head from heat in Cairo - FILE

A man protecting his head from heat in Cairo - FILE

CAIRO – 21 June 2024: As summer officially begins, Egypt is embracing the season with scorching temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in most areas.

Take precautions as temperatures are expected to rise by 2-3 degrees next week, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

Greater Cairo is currently sizzling at 38 degrees, but brace yourself for 40 degrees by next Monday.

If you plan to visit the beautiful cities of South Sinai, be prepared for temperatures already above 40 degrees during the day, lasting throughout the week.

In Northern Upper Egypt, including Beni Suef and Fayoum, temperatures will hover around 41 degrees during the day all week.

Heading further south to Luxor and Aswan, temperatures are already soaring to 44-45 degrees during the day.


1. These temperatures are in the shade, so avoid direct sun exposure, as it will feel even hotter.

2. Summer weather feels hotter due to increased humidity levels from the Indian monsoon low-pressure system. As the air masses pass over the Mediterranean Sea, they carry more humidity, resulting in a greater sense of warmth in Egypt.

Here are the average temperatures expected for different regions in Egypt next week until Wednesday, according to the EMA's forecast:

- Cairo and Lower Egypt – Highs: 39, Lows: 27

- North Coast – Highs: 33, Lows: 24

- South Sinai – Highs: 42, Lows: 31

- Northern Upper Egypt – Highs: 41, Lows: 26

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



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