Obour (city)

Obour (Arabic: العبور  pronounced [ mæˈdiːnɪt el ʕʊˈbuːɾ], meaning "The Crossing") is a city in the Qalyubia Governorate, about 35 kilometers north-east of Cairo.[1] The city has approximately 250,000 residents.[2] It is named to honor the crossing ("obour") of the Bar Lev line by the army of Egypt in the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

Obour

العبور‎
city
Country Egypt
GovernorateQalyubia
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

It is one of 16 new urban areas in Greater Cairo. It is also designated as an industrial zone and houses a number of factories.

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh),[3] which is very similar to its neighboring area in Cairo and the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for Obour
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
20.7
(69.3)
24
(75)
28.4
(83.1)
32.7
(90.9)
34.8
(94.6)
35.1
(95.2)
34.8
(94.6)
32.3
(90.1)
30.1
(86.2)
25.5
(77.9)
20.6
(69.1)
28.2
(82.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
14.6
(58.3)
17.2
(63.0)
20.7
(69.3)
24.6
(76.3)
27.1
(80.8)
27.9
(82.2)
28
(82)
25.9
(78.6)
23.7
(74.7)
19.8
(67.6)
15.1
(59.2)
21.5
(70.7)
Average low °C (°F) 8
(46)
8.5
(47.3)
10.5
(50.9)
13.1
(55.6)
16.6
(61.9)
19.5
(67.1)
20.8
(69.4)
21.3
(70.3)
19.5
(67.1)
17.3
(63.1)
14.1
(57.4)
9.6
(49.3)
14.9
(58.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
4
(0.2)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
3
(0.1)
6
(0.2)
24
(0.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 59m)[3]

See also

References

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