Cairo experiences rare thunderstorm
Asyut governor Ibrahim Hammad - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Egypt witnessed a rare thunderstorm with hail Sunday night, with torrential rains causing flooding in Asyut.

Four houses in Asyut were severely damaged, reported Youm7, and although some heads of cattle died, no human casualties have been reported.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority spokesperson Waheed Seoudy said the unstable weather mostly affected the southern part of the country, but did reach Cairo and the north of Egypt.

Due to heavy rains fell on the Hurghada International Airport in the Red Sea Governorate, the accumulated water on the roof of the building caused the falling of some ceiling tiles and the water entered the arrivals hall, Gad el-Karem Nasr, head of the Egyptian airports company, said in a statement on Sunday, reported Youm7.

More heavy rainfall are expected during this week, that will reach its peak on Wednesday with an average of 16 degrees Celsius, said Gamal Seoudy, the director of the Remote Sensing Sector at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority.

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