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Experts Forecast Warm Weather in Egypt on Saturday

Sat 21 Dec 2019 | 09:58 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Experts of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority ( EMA) forecast warm weather to prevail across the northern districts up to Cairo and Middle Egypt.

It will be warm in Upper Egypt during hours of daytime.

However, it will be very cold at night in the inner parts and open areas next to the western desert and northern coasts overlook the Mediterranean Sea and the other water bodies connected to it.

Frost forms on plants in the middle sector of the Sinai Peninsula.

Lower and medium-dragged clouds hang over the northern districts.

Thick mist reduces the range of visibility in the northern districts and Middle Egypt.

Moderate northeasterly winds blow up through the open areas.

The Mediterranean Sea sees moderate conditions and waves swell to 1.5-2 meters.

Surface northeasterly winds blow up there.

The Red Sea sees light to moderate conditions and waves swell to 1-1.5 meters.

Egypt enjoys a moderate climate on most days of the year.

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 the 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.