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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate in Egypt!


The Egyptian summer is hot and dry in most of the country, and humid in the map Delta and along the Mediterranean Coast. In recent years the humidity has spread to Cairo, and the city swelters in August! Winter is warm with some rain, but usually it is bright, sunny days with cold nights.

During the summertime, sun protection is the most important single consideration, especially for the fair-skinned. Wearing a sunhat is essential. Cheap, and pure cotton, sunhats are made locally and available everywhere. Travel clothing should be light and comfortable, 100% cotton clothing is the best and robust shoes are a must! The climate of Egypt is characterized by a hot season from May to October and a cool season from October to May. Extreme temperatures during both seasons are moderated by the prevailing northern winds.

-In the coastal region average annual temperatures range from a maximum of 37° C (99° F) to a minimum of 14° C (57° F). Wide variations of temperature occur in the deserts, ranging from a maximum of 46° C (114° F), during daylight hours, to a minimum of 6° C (42° F) after sunset. During the winter season desert temperatures often drop to 0° C (32° F).
Luxor, located along the Nile in the desert, has hotter temperatures of around 33 degrees Centigrade (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer months between June and August, and sees temperatures at around 14 degrees Centigrade (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit) during the winter months between December and February. Typically the city sees no rain all year around but may occasionally see 1mm of precipitation between September and November.