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Cairo weather in May (Cairo Governate, Egypt)

Looking to travel to Cairo in May? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In Cairo, May is characterized by very high temperatures and almost no rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 33°C, while night temperatures can drop to 18°C. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Precipitation

Cairo in May usually receives almost no rainfall, averaging around 0.7 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 1 day.

Average sunshine

With around 324 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, May is one of the better months to visit Cairo. January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June, July and August tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Cairo, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 18°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 33°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 2%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 0.7 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 1 day  
HumidityHumidity 46%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 324 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 77%  

Where to go in Egypt in May

Find out more about the weather in Egypt and which places have the best travel 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 this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

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

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

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