Scorching heat wave hits Egypt Saturday: EMA

CAIRO: A scorching heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt Saturday and last for three days, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) announced Wednesday in a statement.

The temperature will reach its climax Sunday and Monday. The hot weather is expected to prevail during the day and become cooler during the night, the statement added.

Strong winds are expected in northern parts of Egypt while the desert roads will suffer from low visibility. The maritime navigation will see disorder in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, the statement continued.

EMA warned against staying out in the sun for too long during the heat wave, particularly from noon to afternoon, and advised the public to stay hydrated.

It is expected that the northern parts and North Sinai will see  temperatures from 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, while Cairo and Delta will witness slightly higher temperatures from 41 to 43 degrees Celsius. The temperature will reach from 42 to 43 degrees over Upper Egypt’s northern governorates and from 43 to 44 in the southern governorates and South Sinai, the statement said.

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