Egypt Climate & Weather Facts
Hottest Month: July and August; Warmest City: Aswan: 42℃ (107.6℉)
Coolest Month: January; Considerably Cool City: Alexandria: 14℃ (57.2℉)
Egypt is mostly situated in the northeast of Africa. Sinai Peninsula in Asia, separated by the Suez Canal, is also included. The most regions, covered by vast stretches of desert, are dominated by tropical desert climate. It is torrid and arid all year round, and there is not a drop of rain in most places. The temperature difference is very large between day and night in Egypt. That’s to say, it is burning hot during the day, but cool or even cold after night falls.
Although not very obvious, Egypt has four seasons. The high temperature makes summer from June to August unbearable, while winter from December to February is cool and pleasant with lower temperature. The spring and autumn are not that hot, but not cool, either.
Best Time to Visit Egypt
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Regional Weather of Egypt
Northern Egypt – Mediterranean Coast & Nile Delta
See more about Cairo Weather
Central & Southern Egypt – Most Desert Regions in Egypt
Major Destinations: Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh
Weather Review: In tropical desert climate zone, the weather is broiling and droughty in the central and southern Egypt. It is hardly to see a raindrop on the land. Red Sea coasts may have lower temperature than the inland, but very slightly. Visitors would experience a wide temperature difference between day and night, which gets greater as one goes south. The temperature rises to as high as 41/42℃ (105.8/107.6℉) in summer averagely; at hottest time, it may reach 48℃ (118.4℉) according to historical records.
Travel Recommendation: Along the Nile, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Abu Simbel Temple, Temple of Philae, and more old remains show the Egyptian civilization to visitors. The High Dam in Aswan is a pride of modern Egypt. Red Sea beaches are stunning to enjoy sunshine and beach funs, and diving is definitely a fascinating activity, to see the underwater world of Red Sea.
Sandstorm Season in Egypt
From March to May, it is the high season of sandstorm in Egypt. The dry-hot wind blows from Sahara desert hinterland and sweeps across Egypt, making the sky orange with sands in the air. Sandstorms influence the visibility and traffic inevitably; flights and cruises would be shut if there is a strong sandstorm. Besides, there might also be a few sandstorms during other months, but the probability is small. Remember to avoid the sandstorm season or such weather when planning your tour to Egypt.