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The best time to visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is during autumn and spring. December and January bring relatively cold weather in the north, although it does remain pleasant in the southern areas. During summer the weather can become quite hot, and although travelling at that time can be uncomfortable, there will be fewer tourists to compete with at the main attractions. 

Climate charts for cities and places within Egypt

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Abu Simbel

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3086 3697 39102 41106 41106 40104 39102 3697 2984 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1966 2373 2577 2577 2577 2475 2170 1559 1152
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Alexandria (Egypt)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2170 2475 2781 2984 3086 3086 3086 2781 2475 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1152 1457 1661 2068 2272 2373 2170 1763 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 10 12 12 11 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 552 261 131 50 10 0 0 0 10 100 291 542
Rainy Days 10 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 9
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 2170 2475 2679 2781 2781 2577 2373 2068

Aswan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3086 3595 38100 41106 41106 40104 39102 3697 2984 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1966 2272 2577 2679 2577 2475 2068 1559 1050
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity N N M H VH VH VH E VH H M N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cairo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2475 2984 3290 3595 3595 3595 3391 3086 2577 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 1152 1457 1763 2068 2170 2170 2068 1763 1355 1050
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 10 12 11 11 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 30 20 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 30 40
Rainy Days 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Humidity N N N L H VH VH VH H M L N
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dahab

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2984 3391 3697 3799 3697 3595 3086 2577 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1355 1763 2068 2373 2475 2475 2373 1966 1559 1152
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 40 30 20 20 0 0 0 0 30 20 50
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N L M H H VH H M L N
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2373 2577 2679 2882 2882 2882 2781 2577 2373

Hurghada

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2577 2882 3188 3391 3493 3493 3290 3086 2781 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1457 1763 2170 2475 2577 2679 2475 2068 1661 1254
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 12 13 12 11 10 9 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity M H VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2373 2475 2679 2781 2882 2781 2781 2679 2475

Luxor

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 2984 3493 38100 40104 40104 39102 38100 3493 2882 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 1152 1661 2068 2272 2373 2373 2170 1763 1152 745
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity N N L H VH VH E E VH H M N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A