Saint Catherine records -5°C as blizzard worsen
Sinai’s Saint Catherine blanketed in snow

CAIRO: Freezing temperatures in Sinai’s Saint Catherine with heavy snowfall are expected to continue as the temperature will drop to -5 degrees Celsius tonight, reported Youm7.

A blizzard  hit the South Sinai city causing a suspension to safari tours Tuesday.

Ashraf el-Nemr, bureau chief of Water Resources Institute in St. Catherine, told Youm7 that temperature is expected to plummet during the coming two days.

A low temperature is also expected to be felt in Cairo, reaching 10 degrees Celsius during the day and 6 °C at night, with the Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) warning of thunder rain in different areas.

The authority also warned of poor visibility on most areas due to the bad weather, while a complete disruption of navigational activities is expected in both the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.

Heavy rains have been seen in the past days in Cairo and other governorates, with the temperature falling to lower levels than usual. The EMA also predicted the cold wave to subside by Thursday.

In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the temperature will record a high temperature of 12°C and a low of 9°C on Wednesday.


Additional reporting by Essam Sobhy from Saint Catherine, and Mohamed Mahsoub















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