CAIRO: Damietta Port Authority chairperson Gen. Ayman Saleh stated Tuesday the port will be closed due to bad weather.
“The waves rose 3 meters with 35-knot wind speed per second and the port inlet closed for the safety of wharves and the ships” the statement read.
There are 23 ships on the port wharves besides 20 other ships awaiting to enter into the port, Saleh noted, adding that inlet will be reopened once the weather improves.
The Alexandria and Dakhalia ports closed Tuesday after waves reached high levels, the Alexandria Port Authority announced Tuesday. Alexandria has witnessed intermittent snow fall since Monday.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned Sunday of bad weather and strong winds over Cairo and North part of Egypt during the coming few days.
Additional reporting by Jacqueline Munir