Cairo sees slight rise in temperature on Tuesday
“There will be a rise in temperature tomorrow by 3°C degrees, as the maximum temperatures in Cairo will go up to 36 °C degrees after it recorded 33 °C on Monday,” he said.
The temperature will increase two more degrees to record 38°C in Cairo on Wednesday, he added, assuring that the coming hot wave will be slighter than that Egypt witnessed last week when the temperature reached 45°C in Cairo and 50°C in some Upper Egyptian governorates.
Due to the blistering hot wave over the last weekend, a plastic manufacturing factory caught fire, claiming the lives of three people on Friday. Meanwhile, a passenger bus also caught fire due to the high temperature; no human causalities were reported.
In Sharm El Sheikh Resort, a huge fire broke out in an old market. Eye witnesses said the flames extended to reach a number of shops before the fire department put the situation under control.
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CAIRO - 23 May 2019: The concerned authorities have adjourned the exams scheduled on Thursday for students of technical diplomas, the first secondary stage and Al-Azhar as the heat wave has peaked on Thursday. The Egyptian Meteorological Authority expected the temperature to reach 45 degrees Celsius in Cairo and many other governorates.
Additional reporting by Mahmoud Ragheb