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Experts Expect Cold Weather in North of Egypt on Saturday

Sat 25 Jan 2020 | 08:38 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Experts of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expect weather to be cold somehow in the northern coasts next to the Mediterranean Sea and other water bodies connected to it on Saturday.

The same conditions will prevail in the Delta, Cairo up to Middle Egypt over the hours of daytime.

However, Upper Egypt sees nice weather over the hours to come.

It will be chilly weather at night across the country at night.

The experts added that heavy and thick fog blankets areas in the Delta, Cairo and the northeastern and western coasts along with the middle section of the Sinai Peninsula.

Moderate winds blow up in most parts of Egypt but they get fresher in the south of Sinai and Hurghada on the western coast of the Red Sea.

The strong winds cause the disturbance of navigation in the Red Sea.

The Mediterranean Sea sees moderate conditions, the waves swell to 1.5-2 meters and the surface northwesterly winds blow up there.

On the other hand, the Red Sea sees moderate to rough condition and waves swell to 2-2.5 meters.

The period of sunshine will increase and the speed of the winds reduces in most parts.

But thick fog will continue to hang on the rural inner parts and districts near the water body.

Because her boundaries extend from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to Sudan in the south, its climate varies greatly. Although some tourists venture into the searing heat of the Sahara desert, most confine their travels to the Red Sea coast and the Valley of the Nile.

Around Alexandria and the resorts that fringe the Mediterranean, summertime temperatures usually peak at around 31 Celsius (87F) but further south, in Aswan, temperatures average 41 Celsius (106F).

Although there can be a few wet days each month along the Mediterranean coast, much of Egypt experiences little or no rainfall.

So, with sunshine averaging eight to 10 hours each day in the winter and as much as 12 hours in the summer, tourists can base their choice of time to visit solely on the likely temperatures.

With summer temperatures exceeding 35 Celsius (95F), touring sites around Cairo can be very uncomfortable.

But it should also be pointed out that January and February can be quite chilly months in Cairo and along the northern half of Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

Dust-laden winds may affect almost any part of the country between late March and June. These can give some very unpleasant conditions at times.