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The Egyptian Cabinet said, in a statement published by Masrawy, that the date for the start of the peak of the bad weather wave will be on Thursday, October 22nd.
He explained that the wave of bad weather, which will include torrents and thunderstorms, will start from Tuesday until Sunday, October 25.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly directed to send detailed reports on the state of the weather during the coming days to the governorates and new cities’ agencies, to prepare themselves for immediate dealings in areas where heavy rain is expected, especially during the peak days of this wave, which is expected to be on Friday and Saturday.
Counselor Nader Saad, spokesman for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, said: “This wave will be accompanied by a decrease in temperatures from 4 to 5 degrees Celsius, starting from Thursday on the northern coasts, Lower Egypt and northern Upper Egypt.”
The Cabinet reviewed a number of maps of the expected rain during the coming period, the regions and governorates affected by these rains, and an estimate of the amount of rain expected in the various regions of the Republic.
During the meeting, Madbouly assigned the concerned ministries and the various governorates to raise the level of preparedness, and to ensure the availability of the necessary equipment to deal with any repercussions that could occur as a result of the country’s exposure to a state of instability in weather conditions during the coming days.
He stressed the continuation of operating all crisis management rooms, to deal immediately with any developments related to instability in weather conditions.
Mahmoud Shaheen, director of the Center for Analysis and Forecasts at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, had warned of instability in the weather in the coming days.
Shaheen confirmed, during a telephone interview with the “Echo of the Country” satellite channel, yesterday evening, that the rains will start from tomorrow, Tuesday, and continue until next Sunday.
The official warned the Egyptians about the difficult weather and the need to take the necessary precautions, and said: “I wish we should move from light clothing to autumn clothes, which means a little less than summer clothes.”
And he continued: “The weather for the two days is an air condition (sickness) … and we clear our minds (take care) of the common cold for the next period.”
Shaheen said, “The rapid changes that occur in the fall season make us recommend that citizens watch the weather before leaving the house.”