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In Cairo, and along the Nile River Valley, the climate is hot desert, but often with high humidity due to the Nile River Valley’s effects. Wind storms can be frequent, bringing Saharan dust into the city during the months of March and April. Rainfall is sparse, but sudden showers can cause flooding. In the coastal region average annual temperatures range from a maximum of 37° C/99° F to a minimum of 14° C/57° F. Wide variations of temperature occur in the deserts, ranging from a maximum of 46° C/114° F during the day to a minimum of 6° C/42° F after sunset. During the winter season, desert temperatures often drop to 0° C/32° F.
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