Climate and Average Weather in Egypt

With the small exception of its strip of Mediterranean coastline, the whole of Egypt has an arid desert climate. Throughout Egypt, days are commonly warm or hot and nights are cool. It has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October.

During the period May-October, temperatures in almost the whole country rise to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) and (much) higher during the day. This is clearly not the best travel period for a holiday in Egypt. In the summer months temperatures of 40° C (104° F) in the shade are no exception.

Egypt is very dry and receives fewer than eighty millimeters (3.14 inch) of precipitation annually in most areas. Most rain falls along the coast, but even the wettest area (around Alexandria) receives only about 200 millimeters (7.87 inch) of precipitation per year.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during winter, between December and February, when temperatures are pleasant and range between 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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