FILE- An Egyptian man covers his head with a paper to avoid the sun rays amid high temperature in Cairo- the photo was taken on August 3, 2018- Egypt Today/Mohamed Fawzy
CAIRO - 13 May 2019: Cairo is expected to see rising temperature degrees over the course of this week, as a scorching heat wave hitting the country.
Temperature records 37°C Monday, and will rise to 38°C on Tuesday, according to the official forecast authority.
The heat wave will peak on Tuesday and Wednesday, recording 40°C.
Meteorological experts expected a hot weather in Cairo and Northern Upper Egypt on Sunday, with the temperature reaching highs of 35°C.
The temperature will be higher in cities located in the southern Upper Egypt, while a moderate weather will be witnessed on the Northern Coasts of the country.
Mahmoud Shaheen, an official at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority said that there is a clear increase in temperature degrees by 4-5 degrees until the end of the week, advising citizens to drink large amounts of liquids during the Iftar (Breaking the fast) meal, and to avoid direct exposure to the sun during the fasting hours.
Temperatures are expected to be as follows:
Cairo: 38°C - 24°C
Alexandria: 31°C - 20°C
Mersa Matruh: 28°C - 19°C
Sohag: 39°C - 23°C
Qena: 39°C – 24°C
Aswan: 41°C – 25°C