Cairo sees 43°C Sunday amid scorching heat wave

CAIRO: Cairo’s temperature will continue to rise Sunday, reaching highs of 43 degrees Celsius, amid a scorching heat wave hitting the country this week, Youm7 reported.

Cairo is expected to see lows of 32 °C Sunday.

The coastal city of Alexandria, located along the Mediterranean Sea, will see highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C.

In the Red Sea resorts, Sharm el-Sheikh it is expected to reach 40°C, while Hurghada is expected to see a high of 43°C during the morning hours.

The two tourist cities of Aswan and Luxor, in Upper Egypt, are expected to see highs of 45°C.

The official forecast authority has warned of a four-day heat wave, which is expected to end by Tuesday and peak on Monday. It urged the public to avoid long exposure under the sun and stay hydrated.

Last summer, dozens of people died from sunstroke in an extreme heat wave and high humidity which saw temperatures exceed 45 °C. The unusual number of deaths prompted health ministry officials to provide people with some tips to cope with the heat wave.

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