Cairo weather in January (Cairo Governate, Egypt)

Curious about the January weather in Cairo? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Cairo the weather in January is generally perfect, with pleasant temperatures and low rainfall. January falls within the winter season. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 20°C, while night temperatures can drop to 9°C. Typically, this month presents some of the milder temperatures of the year, yet it remains pleasantly warm.

Cairo in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 5.5 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 4 days of rain are anticipated.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 213 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June, July and August tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Cairo climate page with graphs.

 

Cairo, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 9°C  
Max Temperature 20°C  
Chance of Rain 13%  
Precipitation 5.5 mm  
Rainy days 4 days  
Humidity 59%  
Windspeed 11 km/h  
Sunshine 213 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 66%  

Where to go in Egypt in January

Find out more about the weather in Egypt in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Cairo in January?

For visitors traveling to Cairo, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
9/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Cairo.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Egypt? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Egypt. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.