Weather of Egypt


Weather from January to April in Egypt


The best season to travel in Egypt is winter and spring, between the month of January until May. It’s also the high season for tourism in all part of Egypt. At this period of the year the temperature on the Egyptian territory is perfect for all types of activities: adventure in the desert, relaxing at the Red Sea or cruising on the Nile. On the other hand, try to avoid traveling in Egypt from June to late August The thermometer in Egypt during those months easily reaches 45 C and the humidity reaches about 70 to 80%.  Even if the best time to visit Egypt is usually from January to May, from October, the weather is pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C.


In winter time, the day temperatures are about 12 or 15 degrees C depending on the regions, and the night temperature can drop to about 7 or 8 C. Winter is the best time to come and discover Egypt for several reasons: the extreme heat of the Egyptian capital, smog, dust and noise make the trip less enjoyable. It is nevertheless an excellent time to enjoy a week at the beach along of the Mediterranean. For travelers wishing to visit Egypt in winter, nights can be chilly in Cairo, the Egyptian capital.

No matter if you travel in winter or in summer, most Egyptian interesting sites should be visited early in the morning or after sunset (at least when the sun is down). The early morning light offer incredible view of the historical places and are perfect moment for pictures.


Egypt enjoys a semi-desertic climate and can be describe in 2 words : hot and dry. January, February and March can be chilly in the North part of Egypt. But beside this period, the average temperature is 20C on the mediteranean sea (maximum of 31 C) and 28 near the city of Aswan in the south of Egypt (maximum of 50 C) 


On the other hand, even if the temperatures are much more pleasant in winter and spring, be aware that the number of tourists seeking a hotel is sometimes impressive. Summer is not an ideal time to visit Egypt, even if this period corresponds to vacation time in most country of Europe. However, if you want to come in summer, be sure to bring with you sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water. In summer, you can visit sites early in the morning or after sunset.





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Weather from March to end of April in Egypt


From March to late April, there is usually little sand blown by strong winds in Egypt. However, on some days - perhaps two or three during this period of two months, weather can be so dusty that you may not be able to go outside. But most days it is just a small amount of dust in the air due to wind blowing across the desert to the west. From mid-March to late April is the season of Easter Orthodox and Catholic Easter celebrations - the weather is so nice, but the rate increase as the high season for tourism in Egypt.

Weather from May to September in Egypt


May to September is the season of summer and as we said before, the temperature can reach very hot degree (around 45 C). In May and in September weather is not so hot (compare to what it can reach in July and august), but be aware that the prices for accommodations and flights can drop a lot during the pick of the temperature in summer.


Weather in the Egyptian desert


In the desert of Egypt, the difference of temperature between days and nights can be huge and hard to bare. In March and April, a wind called Khamsin (a dry and hot wind) blows from the Libyan desert and can easily reach 150km/hour. During these deserts storms the sky turns red and being outside can be very difficult and potentially deadly.  The hottest period of the year to come in Egypt is surely the month of June, July and August. Temperature at this moment of the year can usually reach  40 C in the south of Egypt and higher in the desert during the day.


The interesting sites can be visited early in the morning or when the sunset. These period of day make the light gorgeous and perfect to make good picture of Egypt. Winter is surely the best period to discover Egypt for many reasons : in some other reason the heat and fog and dust of the Egyptian capital makes traveling in Egypt uncomfortable. For those of you traveling in Egypt in winter, night can be chilly so be ready.

Weather to make diving in Egypt


Diving enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Egypt is great throughout the year for this nautical sport. One can easily go diving in the region of the Red Sea in Hurghada, where it's always warm and beautiful all year around. From January to March, we find a little wind which makes the perfect weather for kite-surfing and other related activities. Those wishing to travel to Sharm El Sheikh will visit it ideally between October and March (in winter season), because the summer temperatures are much warmer then the winter one.

Weather all year around in Egypt


Beside the summer period where we highly recommend to stay home, Egypt can be visited from end September until May. If the cost does not matter, then the weather should be a problem for travelers in Egypt. The most important to know is that because of the weather in all part of Egypt, the high season takes place from December to beginning of April because all parts of Egypt can be visited, no matter the cities of the North or the Nubian villages of the south.

In summary, if you want to visit all regions of Egypt, from North to South, the best months are May, October and November. The major drawback for the months of March and April is the wind from the desert of Libya.


Precipitation of Egypt


It’s hard to offer an overview of the annual precipitation in Egypt because the cities of the Norht such as Alexandria enjoy a Mediterranean climate while cities such Abu Simbel has a semi-desertic weather. Alexandria is the wettest place of Egypt with an average 19cm per year of rain. At the opposite Aswan receive about 15mm per 5 years which make of it the driest city of Egypt.


Precipitation in Cairo


Despite the smog and heat of the month of august, Cairo, the Egyptian capital receive a good part of its annual precipitation in august with about 30mm while this amount drop to nearly 0 from September to November.