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©Mohamed Hossam/EPA/MAXPPP - epaselect epa07597257 Egyptian cool off with his horse to beat the scorching heat during the heat wave in Al Fostat lack, Cairo, Egypt, 24 May 2019. According to reports, a heatwave affecting Egypt is expected to reach highs of 45 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature since the Islamic month of Ramadan began. Health officials called on citizens to stay in the shade, avoid direct exposure to the sun and to drink lots of water and liquids during the suhur (pre-dawn meal) and Iftar (breaking the fasting meal) to avoid sunstrokes during fasting.