CAIRO: Temperature dropped Sunday below zero in Saint Catherine city in South Sinai, falling to – 4 degrees Celsius in a cold wave hitting across the country, and expected to last until Thursday, Jan. 28.
A state of emergency was raised in the city in anticipation of snowfall, head of Saint Catherine city council El-Sayed Abdel Sadeq told Youm7.
Many residents did not leave their homes due to the frost wave hitting the city, said Sadeq. The city recorded 6 °C during the day.
Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) warned of heavy, thunder rains and significant drop in temperature, with the wave expected to peak from Monday until Wednesday.
EMA noted that maritime navigation activities will witness a complete disorder due to high winds triggering large sea waves. A number of ports have already closed during the early hours of Sunday due to the bad weather.
Cairo is expected to see 12 °C during the day and 9 °C at night.