Cairo Heat - CC via Flickr/Nina Hale
CAIRO – 4 June 2017: Egypt will face a heat wave starting Monday and ending Thursday that will peak in the last two days, the head of the Forecast Public Authority, Ahmed Abdel Aal, announced.
Temperatures are expected to reach 38/42 Celsius in Cairo and the coastal governorates, 32/38 on the North Coast, 39/43 in the northern parts of Upper Egypt and 41/45 in southern parts of Upper Egypt and South Sinai.
Abdel Aal said in an official statement that the temperature will be very high through the day but will go down at night. There will be wind carrying sand and dust in South Sinai and in the southern parts of the country, which could interrupt maritime movement in the Suez Canal and the Red Sea.
Abdel Aal recommended citizens not to go out into direct sun, cover their heads if necessary, wear cotton clothes in light colors and drink a lot of liquids. He said that in case of sunstroke, the patient should be rushed to the hospital as soon as possible.