Alexandria sees heavy rains, monsoon begins in coastal city
Alexandria streets flooded with rainwater. Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

CAIRO: The Mediterranean city of Alexandria witnessed heavy rains Sunday night in different neighborhoods, coinciding the beginning of the Kassim monsoon in the coastal governorate, Youm7 reported.

There were traffic problems in some areas including: Sedi Gaber, Geleem, Sedi Beshr and Miami, according to Youm7.

The Meteorological Authority has warned of a wave of cold weather escorted with rains, where temperature degrees will start declining gradually across the country from Sunday, Nov. 29.

On Monday, expected temperature degrees are: 18 C during the day and 14 C at night.

The governorate authorities reportedly took measures to avoid the recurring of the flooding crisis that was witnessed in the city in October, which paralyzed the traffic and left casualties.

Alexandria was hit by huge wave of showers last month, leaving streets inundated with pools of accumulated rain water covering trees, cars and sweeping into homes.

The government was harshly criticized for failing to deal with the issue, despite receiving earlier warnings from the Meteorological authority about the unstable weather.

In the wake of the crisis, the governor was replaced and the President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered to fix the drainage system in Alexandria and other governorates, which witnessed flooding problems like: Beheira.

Additional reporting from Alexandria: Asmaa Badr

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