4 Red Sea ports closed for high wind speed, lack of visibility
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CAIRO: Four Red Sea ports were temporarily closed Tuesday morning due to high wind speeds that hindered navigation, Abdel Rahim Mostafa, spokesperson of the Red Sea Port Authority was quoted by Youm7.

The closed ports are Ain Sokhna for the transfer of containers, Adabia for goods transfer, Zeiteyat for petroleum product transfer, and Port Tawfik for passengers, the statement said.

Sharm al Sheikh Port was closed for the second consecutive day due to lack of visibility and high wind speed, said Mostafa.

Egypt’s meteorological authority (EMA) said in a statement that Tuesday’s temperature will witness a drop accompanied by dusty winds.

A sandstorm followed by rainfalls, lightning, and thunder was witnessed in Cairo and other governorates Sunday evening.

The authority has advised persons with seasonal allergies to stay home amid the sandstorm. It also warned of poor visibility on desert highways.

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