Egypt
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Egypt

The best time of year to visit Egypt depends on your plans. Traveling to Egypt between October and April is ideal if you want to see the pyramids and other ancient sights. Extremely low humidity and temperatures up to 20 degrees Celsius characterize these months. The tourist high season runs from May to September, so if you come outside that period, you can avoid the crowds.

The months of May through September are ideal for beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts. Temperatures during these months average between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius, and humidity is high. Keep in mind, however, that the Red Sea can get quite crowded during this period, so you might consider going to one of the less popular beaches.

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In general, October through April are the best time to visit Egypt. There is no better time to visit than these months, when the weather is pleasant and there are fewer people. Festivals and cultural events, such as the Luxor Temple Sound and Light Show and the Cairo International Film Festival, are also at their peak during this time.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Egypt, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Southeast Egypt by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 21 23 25 28 31 33 34 35 33 30 26 23
Water temperature (°C) 25 24 24 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Precipitation (mm) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Weather data from: Marsa Alam

Climate Northeast Egypt by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 21 22 24 27 30 33 34 35 33 30 26 22
Water temperature (°C) 25 23 23 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Precipitation (mm) 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1

Weather data from: Sharm el Sheikh

Climate North Egypt by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 22 25 28 30 33 34 35 33 30 25 20
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1

Weather data from: Cairo




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Climate Egypt

Egypt's climate is characterized by hot and dry conditions, with little precipitation. This is due to the country's location in the desert region of North Africa, where extremely high temperatures prevail in the summer. In Egypt, the average temperature ranges from about 24 degrees Celsius in winter to over 38 degrees Celsius in summer.

Egypt in spring

In Egypt, spring is typically warm, with temperatures rising gradually as the season progresses. The average temperature in March is about 24 degrees Celsius, while the average temperature in May is about 29 degrees Celsius. Little rain falls in spring, averaging only a few centimeters per year.

Egypt in summer

Summer in Egypt is hot and dry, with temperatures regularly exceeding 38 degrees Celsius. The heat can be oppressive, especially in cities where concrete buildings and pavement trap the heat. There is almost no rainfall in summer, with an annual average of less than an inch.

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Egypt in autumn

Autumn in Egypt is similar to spring in that temperatures gradually decrease as the season progresses. The average temperature in September is around 29 degrees Celsius, while the average temperature in November is around 24 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is still uncommon during the autumn season, averaging only a few inches per year.

Egypt in winter

Winter is the coolest season in Egypt, with temperatures averaging about 24 degrees Celsius. Nights, on the other hand, can be quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 10 degrees Celsius in some areas. Rainfall is more frequent during the winter months, with an annual average of a few inches.

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Click on a region of Egypt to view the climate:

Climate Southeast Egypt (Marsa Alam) by month

Southeast Egypt has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Southeast Egypt is 29° degrees and there is about 8 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 356 days a year with an average humidity of 49% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 21 23 25 28 31 33 34 35 33 30 26 23
Night temp. (°C) 16 17 19 21 24 27 28 29 27 24 21 18
Water temp. (°C) 25 24 24 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Days with rain 1 - - 1 1 - - - - 1 1 -
Dry days 30 28 31 29 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 12 12 13 12 12 10 10 9 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 5

Weather data from: Marsa Alam

Climate Northeast Egypt (Sharm el Sheikh) by month

Northeast Egypt has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Northeast Egypt is 28° degrees and there is about 19 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 354 days a year with an average humidity of 46% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 21 22 24 27 30 33 34 35 33 30 26 22
Night temp. (°C) 17 18 19 22 25 27 28 29 28 26 22 18
Water temp. (°C) 25 23 23 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1
Days with rain 1 1 1 2 1 - - - - 1 1 1
Dry days 30 27 30 28 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 12 12 13 13 13 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 5

Weather data from: Sharm el Sheikh

Climate North Egypt (Cairo) by month

North Egypt has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for North Egypt is 28° degrees and there is about 14 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 353 days a year with an average humidity of 49% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 22 25 28 30 33 34 35 33 30 25 20
Night temp. (°C) 10 18 19 21 25 27 28 29 27 26 16 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1
Days with rain 1 1 - 1 1 - - - - 1 1 2
Dry days 30 27 31 29 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 12 12 13 13 12 10 10 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 4 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 5 4

Weather data from: Cairo


Egypt weather by month

What is the average Egypt weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Egypt weather

The weather for Egypt over the next 14 days will be 15°C till 25° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Egypt is based on the weather in Cairo.

5-day weather forecast Egypt

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Thursday
2 february
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17°C
10°C
0 mm
5 m/s
Friday
3 february
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18°C
10°C
0 mm
4 m/s
Saturday
4 february
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19°C
11°C
0 mm
6 m/s
Sunday
5 february
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20°C
12°C
0.1 mm
8 m/s
Monday
6 february
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17°C
12°C
0.3 mm
7 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Egypt


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Egypt?

Egypt lies in a straight line about 4,543 km from India (New Delhi → Cairo).

How long is the flight to Egypt?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Egypt is approximately 7 hours.

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What are the largest airports in Egypt?

These are the largest airports in Egypt:

  • Cairo International Airport (CAI) in Cairo
  • El Nouzha Airport (ALY) in Alexandria
  • Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE) in Alexandria
  • Luxor International Airport (LXR) in Luxor
  • Hurghada International Airport (HRG) in Hurghada
  • Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) in Sharm el Sheikh
  • Aswan International Airport (ASW) in Aswân Reservoir Colony
  • El Arish International Airport (AAC)
  • Assiut International Airport (ATZ)
  • Abu Simbel Airport (ABS)

How many inhabitants does Egypt have?

Egypt has 97,207,600 inhabitants.

How big is Egypt?

The surface area of Egypt is 1,001,450 km². It is 3,5x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Egypt?

The capital of Egypt is Cairo.

What is the currency of Egypt?

In Egypt, the Egyptian pound (EGP) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 2 February 2023

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.21 Egyptian pound
  • 1 Egyptian pound = 4.75 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 21.04 Egyptian pound
  • 100 Egyptian pound = 475.36 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Egypt?

The area code to call Egypt is +20.