The Climate of Egypt is very magical offering every traveler the chance to live the vacation of a lifetime. This article's main purpose is to provide every traveler with all the information and facts about the weather in Egypt. This article was written by a group of expert and skilled tour guides, tour operators, and travel consultants who understand all the details about the weather in Egypt.
The weather in Egypt has an arid Sahara climate which is generally sunny, but as being a part of the northern hemisphere, seasons in Egypt follow much of the same patterns as in Europe and the USA as winter is between November and January with an average temperature of 10° C (50° F) while the summer is between June & August with an average temperature of 40° C (104° F).
It is clear now that the best time to be in Egypt is during the northern hemisphere fall, winter, or Early Spring from October till April which you will have a variety of options to explore the allure and wonders of the mesmerizing country like a Nile cruise, camel ride, water-spots like diving & snorkeling and many more.
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Egypt weather in January is the best you could experience in the country as the hot weather is no longer the common climate when the entire country falls under the shade of winter which is the average temperature between 8° C to 24°C (47° F to 24°F) with some occasional rain in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan but the coastal city resorts of the red sea like Hurghada & Sharm El- Sheik the temperature is a bit tropical. It is a great time to celebrate the Coptic Christmas and the start of a new year.
In this month of February is a chance to explore all the wonders of Egypt under its magical climate which can reach highs of 19°C (66°F) or drop to lows of 9°C (48°F) with a very little chance of rain around the magical cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan and on the city resorts of the red sea, the temperature is a bit higher. It also marks the final days of winter before moving on to spring. One of the most incredible events in February is the Abu Simbel Sun festival which takes place on the 22 of this month.
March marks the beginning of Spring where the temperatures are quite moderate and warm like you are being embraced by the sun & the clouds with the highs of 23°C (73°F) or drop to lows of 12°C (54°F) around all the beautiful cities with reasonable Humidity especially Cairo which typically has the temperature of 18°C (64°F). The city of Hurghada reaches its tropical climax which makes the destination be this month.
April is the time of spring and the final stage before the summer hits and the temperature starts to rise reaching highs of 28°C (82°F) or drop to lows of 15°C (59°F) with an average of 22°C (72°F). April is the time of Easter or in Arabic "Sham El Nessim" (Smell the Breeze). The tropical destinations of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheik can get a little hot at an average of 27°C (80°F) but the sight of the heavenly beaches and magical waters will make everything look cooler.
May is the start of the summer with a maximum temperature of 37°C (99°F), and an average minimum temperature of 26°C (79°F) around all the cities of Egypt including the coastal city resorts of the red sea like Hurghada. It gets really magical in Cairo as it’s the time of the holy month of Ramadan where the bliss of the holy month travels all across the city.
Again the summer keep raising its temperature to a high of 34°C (93°F) and a low of 20°C (68°F) with no chance of rain. This makes June the most ideal month to head to the tropical destinations of Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik, and many other incredible tropical destinations where you can truly live the tranquility and excitement of the red sea resorts among the most beautiful examples of tropical beauty and endless activities. As for all the historical destinations of Luxor and Aswan well it can get really hot so be careful of the heat.
In July the summer reaches its climax with an average temperature now reaches a high of 34°C (that's about 93°F) during the day and never dips any lower than 22°C (about 72°F) so it is advised to remain next to the waters of the red sea in Sharm el sheik or Hurghada and just remain below the water levels. If you can the heat then you are in for a surprise as it gets really empty so you will have the chance to explore upper Egypt all by yourself.
August is the last stage of summer but it doesn't mean it will go without a bang with the temperature reaching a high of 34°C (that's about 93°F) during the day and at night never goes any lower than 22°C (about 72°F) so it is advised to stay hydrated. The entire country celebrates the Islamic festival of Eid Al Fitr even in the coastal tropical city of Hurghada & Sharm El Sheik. The historical cities of Upper Egypt are magical places waiting to be explored and there is no better time to fully explore them in full detail.
September is a moderate month with a very well balanced temperature reaching a high of 33°C (91°F) during the day and a low of around 20°C (about 68°F) at night with no chance of rain. In September, you will feel the temperature going down at fall where it is nearby the end of September. The cities of Upper Egypt are also remained not fully crowded so you will have the places all to yourselves. The tropical destination of the red sea will be truly beautiful this time such as Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik, and others.
The time of fall is here which is cooler than the preceding months but remains exceedingly hot. The average temperature reaches a high of 30°C (86°F) during the day and at night lowers than 18°C (about 64°F). This month is perfect as the temperature is very well balanced between all the foreign travelers as upper Egypt is truly enjoyable such as the Abu Simbel Sun Festival and the tropical attractions are very exciting to be at.
Winter has officially here, the best time to be in Egypt reaching highs of 25°C (77°F) or drop to lows of 14°C (57°F) which a chance of rain. The atmosphere of Egypt is truly perfect and the temperature is truly heavenly as it will increase the level of enjoyment as you tour and witness all the majestic destinations in Cairo, Alexandria, Upper Egypt Luxor & Aswan, and the tropical destinations of the red sea where it gets truly mesmerizing.
December has the best climate for foreign travelers and the best collection of great celebrations like Christmas and new year at the very end and a Nile river cruise is the best experience that you can enjoy during this time. The average temperature is 23°C, and falls to an average minimum of 15°C overnight, and is combined with generally low humidity and a low chance of rain with moderate warmth all over the country which makes it the most ideal time to be in Egypt.
Egypt has something to offer for everyone all year, no matter what interests you have. You can discover everything with our Egypt private tours to see beyond the usual, get visually and emotionally touched by the beauty of this magnificent country, and breathe the essence of life as never before. Just pick your suitable holiday and live the adventure you desire.
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