Scorching heat hits Egypt for five days: EMA

CAIRO: A heat wave has hit Egypt Sunday, expected to last for five days, media spokesperson of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) Waheed Seoud said in a statement Sunday.

A south-west wave coming from Libya has hit the northern parties of Egypt, expected to record its highest level of 44 degrees °C in Cairo Wednesday. Meanwhile, Upper Egypt has been hit by another heat wave coming from the Indian Depression, Ahmed al-Qalawy, an official from the EMA told The Cairo Post Sunday.

The highest temperature of Upper Egypt would reach to 34°C Wednesday, he added.

The heat could slightly drop Thursday to 38 ᵒC; it would sharply decline by 6-8 degrees Friday, Qalawy continued.

Northern parts of Egypt will reach hot temperatures during daytime, and the heat is will be more intense in Cairo and Upper Egypt, but temperatures will be “moderate” at night, the statement added.

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