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Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by DJKeefy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:52 pm

Egypt's first dose of cold weather this winter will last for three days due to a polar depression bringing cold air from the north, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) has said.

Blustery weather will drive down temperatures to between 5 and 15 Celsius.

Rain and high winds (18 knots/hour) have been attributed to higher sea levels.

Forecasters advised fisherman to remain in port during the blizzard conditions.

People are warned to avoid standing beneath trees or metal objects during lightening storms.


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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:02 am

Brrrrr :P :P

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Bombay » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:16 am

LovelyLadyLux wrote:Brrrrr :P :P

Bit of a "walk in the park" temperatures for you LLL.

I just had to close the windows as its a bit windy too :!:

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:25 am

Yeah - we're well in the minus Celcius numbers, with snow that melted a bit that is now ICE! Talk about Brrrrr.

Course have been there in January and while days in the sun were absolutely wonder it sure got darn COLD at night.

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by DJKeefy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:27 am

Tonight is supposed to be 7C, tomorrow night is forecast at 4C
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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Bombay » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:50 am

LovelyLadyLux wrote:Yeah - we're well in the minus Celcius numbers, with snow that melted a bit that is now ICE! Talk about Brrrrr.

Course have been there in January and while days in the sun were absolutely wonder it sure got darn COLD at night.
Yes usually a month or so starting mid Dec its chilly at night and sometimes during the day if you are out of the sun.

Current reported temp at Luxor airport is 13c at 2am going down to 6c by 5am.

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by DJKeefy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:15 am

Bombay wrote: Current reported temp at Luxor airport is 13c at 2am going down to 6c by 5am.
Probably the security guards have lit a fire near the sensors :lol:
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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by FABlux » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Have seen lots off pictures on Twitter of snow in Cairo for the first time since 10th Jan 1855, 157 years ago! :o

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by DJKeefy » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:13 pm

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:48 pm

OMG I'm living in Cairo again! ;) ;) (nahhh - but it looks the same snow-wise out my front window)

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Wills » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:35 pm

When I left Luxor on Tuesday morning got to the airport about 7.15am it was chilly.

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Dusak » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:26 am

Very cold here yesterday morning. Even with thinners in my paint is was like glue and the wind was blowing strings of green paint over Alfie that insists to sitting as closely as cats can sit to their master while they attempt to work. [unpaid of course]
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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Cyprus100 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:50 pm

That horrible cold snap has just about left us here in Cyprus. I will be thinking of you all.... it's absolutely freezing with the wind.

Some of the low mountain villages are still snowed in here and although we expect it at the top of the mountain, the snow rarely blocks the lower lying villages.

We've had a full day of sun today and it felt positively balmy at 13C sitting on my kitchen balcony when earlier in the week it was 8C that they said had a "real feel" of a big fat ZERO.
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Egypt is now so far away....

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by FABlux » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:22 pm

Oooh Cyprus I had really hoped to see snow on the Troodos and we came home Tuesday before it arrived with you :(

Had a super time, thank you for all your advice before we went :D

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Who2 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:35 pm

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Re: Egypt cold snap to last 3 days

Post by Cyprus100 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:57 pm

FABlux wrote:Oooh Cyprus I had really hoped to see snow on the Troodos and we came home Tuesday before it arrived with you :(

Had a super time, thank you for all your advice before we went :D
You're very welcome, glad to have been able to help!
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Egypt is now so far away....

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