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Sharm El Sheikh Port closed due to bad weather

Saturday 17/February/2018 - 02:11 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Spokesman for Red Sea Ports Authority، Malak Youssef announced Saturday that the Authority decided to close Sharm El Sheikh Port، due to the bad weather and waves heights، in order to maintain the safety of the maritime navigation.

All marine activities have been suspended for all small and large marine units، he added.

Chairman of Red Sea Port Authority، Hesham Abu Sena had issued strict instructions to prevent maritime activities to maintain the safety of lives، ships، sidewalks، and goods.

The port will be re-opened once the weather improves.

- Sharm El-Sheikh overview-
Sharm El-Sheikh port is 380 km south of Suez Governorate، 156 mile from suez port and 490 km. from Cairo. It is located on top of the triangle of Sinai Peninsula، at the confluent of Suez and Aqaba Gulfs in South Sinai Governorate، according to Maritime Transport Sector (MTS).

Sharm El Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula، in South Sinai Governorate، Egypt، on the coastal strip along the Red Sea.

Its population is approximately 73،000 as of 2015. Sharm El Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate، which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior، St. Catherine and Mount Sinai. Today the city is a holiday resort and significant centre for tourism in Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh is sometimes called the "City of Peace"، referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.

Sharm El Sheikh is on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Its strategic importance led to its transformation from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy.

The city experiences a subtropical arid climate، classified by the Köppen-Geiger system as hot desert (BWh).Typical temperatures range from 18 to 23 °C (64 to 73 °F) in January and 33 to 37 °C (91 to 99 °F) in August. The temperature of the Red Sea in this region ranges from 21 to 28 °C (70 to 82 °F) over the course of the year.

Marsa Alam، Kosseir and Sharm El Sheikh have the warmest winter night temperatures of cities and resorts in Egypt.

The highest recorded temperature was 46 °C (115 °F) on June 2، 2013، and the lowest recorded temperature was 5 °C (41 °F) on February 23، 2000.

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