CAIRO: Cairo and other governorates are expecting to see heavy showers Sunday as part of a week-long cold snap announced by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA.)
Cooler temperatures are predicted to prevail in the capital and most governorates, with lower temperature degrees at night.
On Sunday, Cairo sees 17 C during the day and 10 C at night, while Alexandria sees 18 C during the day and 11 C at night.
North coastal governorate of Marsa Matrouh witnessed Saturday night thunder rain with snowfall at some parts, according to Youm7.
Ahmed Abdel Aal, EMA chairman, told Youm7 that the winter season began this year two weeks earlier than its time in Dec.21, due to “climate changes.”
Abdel Aal warned that the coming period will see heavy rains in some governorates, “but will not amount to floods like those witnessed in Alexandria and Beheira in October, which left causalities and huge damages.”
The length of the winter season is 88 days, 23 hours and 42 minutes, according to Ashraf Tadros, the head of the National Institute for Astronomical Research, in statements to Youm7.
Tadros noted that the winter solstice will begin Dec.22 at 6:49 a.m.