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Usual weather in Egypt

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Egypt? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Egypt

The climate of Egypt is very hot and dry. You can expect hot summers and moderate winters. More pleasant weather is during the summer usually in northern Mediterranean coast, as the high temperatures are moderated there. You can expect also hot dusty winds in the inland sometimes from March to May.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Abu Simbel, Abusir, Abydos, Alexandria, Amarna, Arish, Assiut, Aswan, Bahariyya, Beni Hasan, Beni Suef, Cairo, Dahab, Dahshur, Dakhla Oasis, Dendera, Dumyat, Edfu, El Alamein, El Gouna, El Quseir, Esna, Fayum, Hurghada, Kharga Oasis, Kom Ombo, Lower Egypt, Luxor, Mansoura, Marsa Matruh, Memphis, Middle Egypt, Minya, Mount Sinai, Nuweiba, Port Ghalib, Port Said, Port Suez, Ras Abu Galum, Red Sea Coast, Saqqara, Sharm el Sheikh, Silsila, Sinai, Siwa, Soma Bay, Taba, Taba Heights, Tanta, Tell Basta, Upper Egypt, Western Desert, Whale Valley, Zagazig.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 35 ℃ (95 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 22.3 ℃ (72.14 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 19.4 ℃ (66.92 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 9.4 ℃ (48.92 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 3.4. The least rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 0.

When travelling to some places in Egypt, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Mount Catherine (2629 m) and the lowest point is Qattara Depression (-133 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Egypt. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in January is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in January is 19.4 ℃ (66.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9.4 ℃ (48.92 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 3.4. The average rainfall is 5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:14 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:25 and at the end of the month 10:43.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in February is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in February is 20.2 ℃ (68.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.1 ℃ (50.18 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.8 ℃ (71.24 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 2.7. The average rainfall is 3.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:43 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:06 and at the end of the month 11:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in March is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in March is 23.4 ℃ (74.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 11.7 ℃ (53.06 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.8 ℃ (71.24 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 1.9. The average rainfall is 3.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:59 and at the end of the month 12:27.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in April is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in April is 29 ℃ (84.2 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.7 ℃ (58.46 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.35 ℃ (86.63 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 0.9. The average rainfall is 1.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:27 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:53 and at the end of the month 13:18.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in May is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in May is 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.7 ℃ (63.86 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.35 ℃ (86.63 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.25 ℃ (91.85 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 0.5. The average rainfall is 0.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:18 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:39 and at the end of the month 13:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in June is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in June is 34.8 ℃ (94.64 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.25 ℃ (91.85 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.6 ℃ (94.28 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 0.1. The average rainfall is 0.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:04 and at the end of the month 14:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in July is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in July is 34.4 ℃ (93.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.6 ℃ (94.28 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.7 ℃ (94.46 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:54 and at the end of the month 13:38.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in August is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in August is 35 ℃ (95 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.3 ℃ (72.14 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.7 ℃ (94.46 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.65 ℃ (92.57 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:38 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:17 and at the end of the month 12:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in September is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in September is 32.3 ℃ (90.14 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.6 ℃ (69.08 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.65 ℃ (92.57 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.15 ℃ (88.07 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:26 and at the end of the month 11:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in October is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in October is 30 ℃ (86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18 ℃ (64.4 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.15 ℃ (88.07 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.75 ℃ (81.95 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 0.5. The average rainfall is 0.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:32 and at the end of the month 11:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in November is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in November is 25.5 ℃ (77.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.75 ℃ (81.95 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.15 ℃ (73.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 1.3. The average rainfall is 3.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:44 and at the end of the month 10:25.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Egypt in December is this: The average highest temperature in Egypt in December is 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.15 ℃ (73.67 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 2.8. The average rainfall is 5.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:25 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:14 and at the end of the month 10:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Egypt in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Cairotemperature: - highest temperature: 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉)lowest temperature: 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉)rainfall: 5.8mmrainy days: 2.8
Alexandriatemperature: - highest temperature: 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉)lowest temperature: 10.9 ℃ (51.62 ℉)rainfall: 51.6mmrainy days: 9.5
Sharm El Sheikhtemperature: - highest temperature: 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉)lowest temperature: 14.8 ℃ (58.64 ℉)rainfall: 0.5mmrainy days: 0.3
Hurghadatemperature: - highest temperature: 22.8 ℃ (73.04 ℉)lowest temperature: 12.5 ℃ (54.5 ℉)rainfall: 0.9mmrainy days: 0.3
Luxortemperature: - highest temperature: 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉)lowest temperature: 7.7 ℃ (45.86 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Asswantemperature: - highest temperature: 24.1 ℃ (75.38 ℉)lowest temperature: 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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