Ain Sokhna, Safaga ports reopen as weather improves: official
A Container ship crosses the Suez Canal at Port Said, northeast of Cairo February 1, 2013. REUTERS

CAIRO: The Red Sea Ports Authority will reopen the Ain Sokhna and Safaga ports to navigation Tuesday morning following an improvement in the weather, Youm7 reported.

“The ports reopened (Tuesday) at 7:00 a.m. after a 14-hour closure due to bad weather, high winds, poor visibility caused by a dust storm and high waves,” the Red Sea Ports Authority spokesperson Abdel Raheem Mostafa told Youm7.

The Ports of Adabiya, Port Tawfiq, Sharm al Sheikh and El-Zayteyat remain closed due to lack of visibility caused by dense mist, he added.

Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) has warned citizens of a wave of bad weather that peaked on Monday combined with a drop in temperature, recording 8 °C in Cairo at night.

Expected to last until Wednesday, the EMA has advised persons with seasonal allergies to stay home amid the sandstorm. It also warned of poor visibility on desert highways.

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