Rare tropical-like storm threatens Egypt


Egypt is facing stormy weather conditions for a third day today, as a rare "medicane" barrels towards the country.

A medicane resembles a tropical cyclone and it is very rare in the Mediterranean.

Several parts of Alexandria were submerged underwater, with tram services halted on Friday.

According to weather forecasters, the storm may bring 10 times as much rain as what normally falls in an entire month.

Authorities have also ordered the closure of schools in several parts on Saturday as a precaution.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Dubai Eye on One

    7:00am - 11:00am

    Keeping you updated, this is The Business Breakfast, setting your agenda for the day. You're listening to Dubai Eye, live on Dubai One

  • The Music Mix

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    Enjoy your favourite music back to back commercial free, tune in to the Music Mix everyday from 1 until 2 for the music you love and the news updates you need

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast