CAIRO: Safari tours have been suspended Tuesday in South Sinai’s Saint Catherine due to a blizzard in the city, announced mayor Al-Sayyed Abdel Sadek.
“The city has seen significant drop in temperature for several days, reaching four degrees below zero, with heavy snowfall since Tuesday,” Abdel-Zadek told Youm7.
All concerned bodies were notified with the decision of the suspended outings until the end of the blizzard, he added. Two days ago, a state of emergency was raised in the city in anticipation of snowfall.
Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) experts warned Sunday that cold temperatures could remain Monday and Tuesday and be coupled with heavy rainfall on Cairo and the northern parties of Egypt.
Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea are unstable as the wave heights recorded 3.5 meters. A bad weather wave has hit Egypt on Sunday and could last to Tuesday; since then Alexandria and Dakahlia inlets and straits are closed until the improvement of weather conditions.