Egypt to see cold weather, floods to hit Upper Egypt, Sinai



Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 02:47 GMT


Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 02:47 GMT

File Photo- By Khaled Kamel

File Photo- By Khaled Kamel

CAIRO – 16 February 2018: The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects a wave of instability in weather conditions from Friday to Sunday, with heavy rains on the northern coasts, southern Upper Egypt and Sinai.

Friday’s weather will be unstable throughout the region. Low and medium clouds are gathering, accompanied by rainfall on the northwestern coasts and areas of the coastal plain, reaching the limit of floods in southern Sinai, southern Upper Egypt and the Red Sea mountain ranges, EMA added.

Weather will be cold on the western coasts, moderate on the eastern coasts, Cairo and the north of Upper Egypt, while warm weather will cover the south of Upper Egypt during the day and cold at night, and with frost possible in Central Sinai.

The wind, mostly northwesterly and moderate, is active on the west of the country and is whipping up sand and dust, and it may cause disrupting maritime traffic on the Mediterranean and Red seas.

“It is expected that moderate rainfalls will be in Cairo and northern Upper Egypt, accompanied by a drop in temperature on Saturday and Sunday at values ranging from 3 to 4 degrees,” Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Al, chairman of EMA’s board of directors, said on Friday.

The temperature grades in some governorates are Cairo (20, 11), Alexandria, (17, 9), Sharm El-Sheihk (23, 17), Hurghada (22, 14) and Assyout (20, 9).

Some governorates see heavy rains on Friday

The bad weather continues to hit the provinces of Aswan and the Red Sea, where the city of Marsa Alam received heavy rains on Friday around the city, accompanied by heavy clouds since the early hours of the morning.

In a statement, Marsa Alam’s City Council stressed the importance of citizens, agencies, companies, hotels and motorists on the roads to take precautionary measures in order to protect citizens.

The Red Sea governorate also called on citizens to be cautious while driving, stressing that drivers not exceed the speeds prescribed on the highways and inside the city.

On the other hand, the electricity supply was cut off in several areas in the city of Aswan early Friday as a result of heavy rains throughout the province in the early hours of the morning.



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