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Experts Forecast Cold Weather on Friday

Fri 24 Jan 2020 | 08:46 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Experts of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) forecast cold weather across the country on Friday.

It will be chilly weather at night.

Light rain is expected to fall in patches of Egypt during the hours to come.

Moderate winds blow up in the open areas but winds get stronger in the northeastern coasts to disturb navigation in the Mediterranean Sea.

Nice and sometimes foggy weather will prevail in Middle Egypt throughout Friday.

These conditions are also expected in Upper Egypt and the mountainous areas next to the Red Sea up to the districts near the borderline with Sudan.

The Mediterranean Sea sees rough conditions today, the waves swell to 2.5-3 meters and the winds blow there is surface northwesterly.

The period of sunshine will increase and the speed of the winds reduce in most areas.

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

Because its 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.