20 pumping vehicles in Cairo streets to remove rainwater
Pumping vehicles

CAIRO: A total of 20 pump vehicles have been deployed to Cairo streets to remove accumulated water to prevent traffic problems, Youm7 reported Sunday.

Cairo and other governorates, especially on the northern coast, are witnessing heavy showers Sunday, which might extend for some days amid unstable weather hitting the country.

Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) warned of disturbing maritime activities and low temperature degrees at night in most of the governorates.

On Sunday, Cairo sees 17 C during the day and 10 C at night.

North coastal governorate of Marsa Matrouh witnessed Saturday night thunder and rain with snowfall at some parts, according to Youm7.

While in South Sinai, the Sharm el-Sheikh port was closed at 8 a.m. on Sunday, due to the bad weather and speedy winds.

In October, a wave of floods affected the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Delta’s governorate of Beheira, causing causalities and property damages.

But Ahmed Abdel Aal, EMA chairman, assured the expected rainfall will not mount to the same crisis. He told Youm7 that the winter season has started in Egypt two weeks earlier than its date in Dec.22 due to “climate changes.”

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