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Egypt faces searing heatwave until May 23: EMA

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) warned of a severe heat wave striking the country this week, with temperatures reaching 43C in southern Upper Egypt starting from Saturday until Thursday.

Saturday will witness very hot weather during the day in most areas, hot on the northern coasts, and moderate at night in most areas.

Winds will be active on Saturday, in Greater Cairo, and may blow up sand and dust in the Western Desert, open areas of South Sinai and south of the country.

Wind activity on Sunday is expected in areas of Greater Cairo, South Sinai, the southern parts of the country, and the Western Desert.

Active winds are also expected from Monday to Thursday in Greater Cairo, South Sinai, northern Upper Egypt, and New Valley Governorate.

Amidst this heatwave, the EMA advised against direct exposure to sunlight and recommended citizens wear head coverings, cotton and loose clothing, alongside keeping well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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