Residents have complained about the disruption the weather has caused which included school closures.

Video. Watch: Heavy rain flood streets in Alexandria

Heavy rain hit areas of the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Thursday, leaving motorists driving through flooded streets.

Heavy rain hit areas of the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Thursday, leaving motorists driving through flooded streets.

The city's sewage company deployed pumping vehicles and workers were opening drains across the city in an attempt to lower the water levels.

In some areas, traffic was reduced to a slow crawl. More rain is expected in the coming days, with the weather due to clear up by Tuesday.

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