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Egypt braces for inclement weather, drop in temperatures this week

Sun, 21 Jan 2024 - 10:17 GMT

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) has issued a weather report indicating the onset of unstable weather conditions across the western part of the country starting Monday, extending to the rest of the regions from Tuesday onwards.

Photos: Thunderstorm triggers torrents, floods in Egypt’s Matrouh

Thu, 05 Oct 2023 - 10:37 GMT

Thunderstorms hit many areas across Matrouh governorates in northwestern Egypt through night, triggering torrents and forming water pools in low-lying areas.

Photos: Eastern Alexandria hit by heavy rain; rainwater pools being removed

Fri, 13 Jan 2023 - 09:07 GMT

Alexandria is currently witnessing the annual Greater Faida Storm, which is known for heavy rains and runs for around a week starting 13 January.

Unstable weather expected in Egypt on Sunday, Monday forces governorates to suspend school classes

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 07:15 GMT

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects unstable weather over the coming days, especially Sudan and Monday in various parts in the country.

Photos: National ‘Tahya Misr’ fund delivers aid to those afflicted by floods in Upper Egypt’s Aswan

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 - 05:00 GMT

Convoys of the national Tahya Misr Fund have completed for the second day to deliver food, blankets and luggage to those afflicted by recent floods in Upper Egypt’s Aswan.

Classes at Greater Cairo schools suspended Thursday amid wave of bad weather

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 08:59 GMT

Governors of each of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia all announced suspending classes at schools on Thursday over predictions of an unstable wave and rainfall.

Video: 4 killed as 2 buildings collapsed in Alexandria amid heavy rain

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 07:13 GMT

Four people were killed and six others were wounded, as two buildings in Alexandria’s western districts of Karmuz and Gomrok collapsed on Friday, due to bad weather and heavy rain.

Sisi lauds people, government’s spirit in dealing with bad weather

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 04:25 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday said the Egyptian government and people have had firm determination in dealing with the recent wave of extremely hard weather disturbances, praising their “strong capability.”

Gov't halts classes at schools, universities Saturday amid bad weather

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 04:16 GMT

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Friday ordered suspending classes at universities and schools nationwide, to facilitate the efforts to face the wave of bad weather and torrential rain Egypt has suffered since late on Wednesday.

PM praises state workers' efforts to deal with bad weather

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 03:59 GMT

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Friday praised the great efforts exerted by all workers at different state bodies to deal with the wave of bad weather the hit large parts of the country.

Pics: Egypt's Red Crescent aids Helwan dwellers as houses collapsed, 7 died

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 01:13 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Nevin al-Qabbaj directed the emergency teams of the Egyptian Red Crescent to provide assistance to dwellers of an area in Helwan, near Cairo, as seven people died when their houses collapsed due to bad weather.

Egypt’s PM urges citizens to stay away from lamp posts amid heavy rain

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 03:57 GMT

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli urged pedestrians, especially children, to stay away from lamp posts to avoid electric shock, as the Egyptian capital and governorates have been hit by torrential rain especially since Thursday morning.

Housing min. supervises work to remove heavy rain water in New Cairo

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 03:34 GMT

Cabinet’s media advisor Hany Younes published photos on Facebook showing Housing Minister Assem Al-Gazzar in one of the streets in New Cairo in the Egyptian capital, while supervising sanitation work to face the impact of torrential rain that started earl

Rain protection projects in Taba worth LE200M

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 - 11:30 GMT

The second phase of Taba protection projects against heavy rain will kick off at the beginning of 2019 at a budget surpassing LE200 million.

Qatari critic attacks regime over floods

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 03:59 GMT

Twitter users are questioning how Qatar will organize World Cup 2022.

Heavy rain, floods expected in Red Sea governorate

Sun, 27 May 2018 - 01:03 GMT

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) raised concerns about expected heavy rain on the Red Sea governorate that may amount to floods.

Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 11:00 GMT

At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, Vietnamese officials said on Friday.