Sokhna Port closed due to high winds
People enjoy at the beach in El Ain El Sokhna port in front of an Egyptian crude oil tanker "Sharifa 4" in Suez before it enters the Suez Canal, east of Cairo, Egypt, July 26, 2015. The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO: The Sokhna Port was closed Wednesday due to high winds blowing in Suez governorate, Youm7 quoted an official source at the Red Sea Ports Authority.

The source said, however, that all other ports are operating normally.

Meteorological experts have forecast high temperatures across the country accompanied by active winds, which will affect navigation in both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Suez records 31 °C during the day and 15°C at night.

Temperatures are expected to fall Thursday, reaching in Cairo 27°C in the morning after it recorded 32 °C Wednesday.


Additional reporting by Mostafa Salama from Suez.

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