EMA warns of sandstorm, temperature drop Sunday
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian cars drive on a highway, as a sandstorm shrouds Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The unseasonal sandstorm hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties because of the fine dust. (SANA via AP)

CAIRO: Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) has warned of a sand storm through the country starting from Sunday amid a wave of unstable weather expected this week, Youm7 reported Saturday.

Ahmed Abdel Aal, the head of EMA, told Youm7 that the warm weather that has been witnessed over the past days will recede, and a remarkable drop in temperature will be witnessed starting from Saturday.

Cairo is expected to see 24 °C during the day and 14°C at night on Saturday, after the temperature in the capital has reached 33°C during the past week.

Abdel Aal said that the temperature during the cold snap will plummet by 10 degrees, warning against wearing light clothes during this period.

During the new wave, day temperature in the capital will vary between 21°C to 24°C, in North Sinai between 17 °C to 20°C, in northern Upper Egypt governorates between 22°C to 24°C, in southern Upper Egypt cities between 25°C to 27°C, while in South Sinai will record between 24°C to 26°C.


Additional reporting by Mohamed Mahsoub

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