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Snow and -8°C: a cold winter has come to Egypt

Egypt is still “inside” the cold front – a cold winter by Egyptian standards has arrived. The head of the resort region, Major General Khaled Fuda, the governor of South Sinai, even issued a warning in the local media, describing the unusually cold weather for Egypt, down to -8°C, and precipitation in the form of snow. Of course, such an “extreme” does not occur everywhere, however, according to forecasters, it has been snowing in recent days on St. Catherine’s Mountain, and a serious minus is possible at night. And this mountain, like Mount Moses, is a trendy tourist destination.

Egyptian meteorologists and other cold weather warnings were issued. So, in some areas of northern Upper Egypt (these are Luxor and Aswan – where a huge number of tourists also go), temperatures drop to only +6 ° C at night; +18°C during the day and +10°C at night were recorded in Cairo. In addition, heavy rains are possible in some provinces of Egypt.

Since rain is an infrequent weather phenomenon in Egypt, residents and tourists are warned to be careful on the roads, to keep their distance, and not to park their cars under anything that might fall. In addition, tourists are warned not to stand under advertising banners and to stay away from light poles “to avoid electric shock” in case of rain.

As for the weather, it is cool at night and in the resorts. In Sharm el-Sheikh, the temperature dropped to +7-11°C at night, but by the end of the week, it promises to level off to +12-16 degrees. During the day it steadily warms up to +21°C. Fortunately, the forecasters do not promise sunny weather, rain, or even clouds. In Hurghada at night from +12°C to +15°C, and during the day — the same +21°C. At the end of the week and the beginning of the next, a couple of cloudy days are likely, but the resort should also avoid serious lousy weather.

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