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 across almost the whole country rise to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) or much higher during the day. This is clearly not the best time of year 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 has fewer than eighty millimeters (3.14 inches) 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 inches) of rain 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 for Egypt?
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. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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