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CAIRO: Flurries of snow drifted over the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria Sunday evening, leaving a dusting on streets and cars. Alexandrian resident Mohamed Abdelfattah said, “It’s terrible. It’s the worst weather ever.”
Snow is just the latest of Egypt’s unusual winter weather over the past few days.
But it's kept falling, and falling — and, by this afternoon, it's buried cars and fire hydrants as 25 centimetres have blanketed the city and the weather system is still going strong.
Environment Canada meteorologist Rene Heroux says there were problems picking up the fine details of the weather pattern that hit the province.
There are long lineups as commuters queue for trains and buses amid strong winds and blowing snow. Some people had to wait until late into the evening Monday before being able to return home.
Mr. Heroux blames a very unusual weather pattern where the precipitation comes from the east towards the west.
Usually, he says, it's the other way around.