Heavy rainfall hit several parts of Egypt, on Wednesday, amid predictions by the country’s meteorological authority of unstable weather conditions until Friday.
The wave of bad weather hit hard in Alexandria and parts of the North Coast, accompanied by heavy rains, north-westerly winds and a noticeable drop in temperatures.
Rain flooded streets, while the accumulation of water disturbed the traffic in several governorates.
Egypt’s Meteorological Authority announced that a state of nationwide weather instability is expected over the three days from Wednesday to Friday. The authority also expects rainy weather in some areas of Greater Cairo, the Delta, and the North Coast.
Meteorologists expect nice weather over Cairo and Lower Egypt with active wind movement, but some parts of Cairo witnessed heavy rain. The country’s north-western coasts are expected to experience cold weather with moderate and active wind movement.
The eastern coasts will witness better weather conditions, and moderate weather in South Sinai which will also experience moderate winds at times.
Mahmoud Shahin, Director of the authority’s Weather Forecast Department, said that Greater Cairo will see chances of moderate rain.
Delta governorates may face medium to torrential rain, with chances of thunderstorms in Kafr El-Sheikh, Beheira, and Daqahleya governorates. Heavy rain is also expected in Alexandria, Salloum, Rashid, Baltim, Port Said, Arish, and Rafah cities.