Mahmoud Shaheen, Director of the Weather Forecast Department at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA), revealed that the country is witnessing a gradual increase in temperatures compared to the last 72 hours.
Shaheen explained that the rise in temperature will continue to the middle of the week and at the beginning of next week, during which Cairo will record 39 degrees celsius.
He added that the weather will vary from hot to extremely hot during daylight hours.
Shaheen warned that there is a difference between the high and low degrees between 10 and 15 degrees, calling citizens to be careful during the late night of, pointing out that the temperatures will begin to decrease starting from the middle of next week.
He stressed that citizens should take a jacket while outdoors in the late hours of the night, explaining that the noticeable rise in the temperature will start from next week, provided that the peak in temperature will rise on Sunday and Monday.
Temperature is expected to record 38 and 39 degrees in Cairo, and between 40 and 42 degrees south of the country, indicating that the perceived temperatures in Cairo at the time of the peak will be between 40 and 41 degrees.
Shaheen noted that there is no doubt that citizens will begin to wear lighter clothes because high temperatures will force them to do so, but they should be beware of the difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures.
On Wednesday, EMA predicted that Egypt will experience a heat wave next week, which the see a rise in the temperature and may continue until the middle of next week.