Today, Wednesday, the Red Sea Ports Authority decided to close the two ports of Suez and Zayatiyat on the Red Sea due to bad weather and strong winds that blow up there.
The authority said that the speed of the winds ranges from 20-25 knots per hour and waves in the Red Sea swell to 2-3 meters, while the sea sees rough conditions, according to Reuters.
The ports are expected to reopen once the weather improves later this week.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) had warned of the weather today, Wednesday, due to the country’s exposure to a wave of strong winds that will last for 3 days.
Meteorologists said that the weather is witnessing strong winds that stir sand and dust across the country.
The weathermen indicated that rain is expected to fall in some patches in both upper and lower Egypt.
Temperature degrees will slide significantly over the coming days, the maximum degree in Cairo will be 18 C, while it reaches 25 C over the hours of the daytime, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper.
Meteorologists added that the weather today is expected to be warm on the northwest coasts and Cairo.
It will be hot in Lower Egypt and northeastern coasts.
However, the same weather conditions will prevail in the south part of the Sinai Peninsula, north and south Upper Egypt.
Weather at night will be very cold in most parts of the country, especially in the north and south of Upper Egypt.
The experts explained that the weather today is witnessing active winds of sand and dust on Cairo, Lower Egypt, the eastern coasts, central Sinai, the cities of the Suez Canal, and northern Upper Egypt.
Light to moderate rains fall at intermittent intervals in both Sallum, Matrouh, Alexandria – Baltim – Rashid), and areas of the northeastern coast where the chance of rainfall is about 30%.