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.

In Cairo, May is characterized by very high temperatures and almost no rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 92°F (show in °C), while night temperatures can drop to 65°F. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Cairo in May usually receives almost no rainfall, averaging around 0 inches (show in mm) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 1 day.

With around 324 hours of sunshine, the weather here is 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 weather. On the other hand, June, July and August tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as favorable.

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


Cairo, monthly averages in May

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 64.6°F  
Max Temperature 91.6°F  
Chance of Rain 2%  
Precipitation 0 inches  
Rainy days 1 day  
Humidity 46%  
Windspeed 9 mph  
Sunshine 324 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 77%  

Where to go in Egypt in May

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Cairo in May?

​ 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 in May.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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