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Experts Forecast Warm Weather on Saturday

Sat 15 Feb 2020 | 08:41 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Experts of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) forecast warm weather to prevail in the western and eastern northern coasts, the Delta and Cairo during the hours to come.

Upper Egypt, the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula and the range of mountains of the Red Sea witness hot weather in the course of the daytime.

However, those areas exposed to chilly conditions at night, especially in the small hours.

The Delta, Sinai, the Red Sea mountains receive light to moderate rain.

Moderate winds blow up in Cairo, the northern coasts, Sinai and the northern districts.

The winds get fresher in the western part of t he northern coasts.

The Mediterranean Sea witnesses moderate to rough conditions, waves swell to 2-2.5 meters and the surface southwesterly wind blows up there.

It will be very cold at night across the country.

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

Because her boundaries extend from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to Sudan in the south, Egypt’s 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.