Heat wave hits Egypt in Ramadan, Cairo up to 40 °C

CAIRO: The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects a “very high” temperature Thursday, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, Youm7 reported Monday.

The country will be hit by a heat wave starting Tuesday, with the temperature rising two degrees each day. Peak temperature degrees will be witnessed during day hours Thursday and Friday; the wave will relent by Sunday, according to EMA.

The temperature will reach 34 °C Monday during the day and 22 °C at night in Cairo.

During the expected heat wave, the temperature of Cairo and the Delta will reach an average of 38 °C-40 °C. Temperatures in the North Coast will range from 33 °C to 34 °C; the northern part of Upper Egypt from 41 °C to 43 °C and southern Upper Egypt 44 °C-45 °C.

EMA advised citizens to avoid direct sunlight for long periods, especially during noon and afternoon hours, and to avoid poorly ventilated places.

Egypt was hit by a scorching heat wave temperature degrees reaching 44 °C May 27.

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