Best Time to Visit Egypt

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Egypt. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Cairo, Alexandria und Luxor. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Egypt for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 5 °C to 41 °C
Waves Symbol 16 °C to 31 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 02.2 in (0 – 8 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 18.1 °C (Marsa Matrouh) and 25.9 °C (Luxor)
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Best Time to Visit Egypt: Overview

JanuaryJan
Suitable time to traveltime
max. 23 °C, suited for cultural excursionsmax. 23 °C
FebruaryFeb
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max. 25 °C, suited for cultural excursionsmax. 25 °C
MarchMar
Suitable time to traveltime
in Luxor up to 28 °CLuxor up to 28 °C
AprilApr
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Pleasant climate, in Luxor hotPleasant climate
MayMay
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PerfectPerf. climate in
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JuneJun
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locally very hotpartly very hot
JulyJul
MidsummerMidsommer
very hot in many placesvery hot
AugustAug
MidsummerMidsommer
very hot in many placesvery hot
SeptemberSep
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locally very hotpartly very hot
OctoberOct
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PerfectPerf. climate in
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NovemberNov
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PerfectPerf. climate in
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DecemberDec
Suitable time to traveltime
max. 24 °C, suited for cultural excursionsmax. 24 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Egypt) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
CairoApril, May, September, October, and November
Alexandriaall except January, February, March, and December
LuxorMarch, April, May, October, and November
Hurghadaall except January, February, March, and December
El GounaApril, May, June, September, October, and November
Marsa AlamApril, May, June, July, August, September, and October
Sharm El SheikhApril, May, June, July, August, September, and October
Sahl HasheeshApril, May, June, July, August, September, and October
Marsa MatrouhJune, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts Egypt

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Cairo

Climate Chart Cairo
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Alexandria

Climate Chart Alexandria
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Luxor

Climate Chart Luxor
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Egypt

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Egypt, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Cairo (Egypt)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature19°21°23°28°32°34°34°34°33°30°25°20°
Night Temperature10°12°15°18°20°22°22°20°18°14°10°
Precipitation (inch)0.280.160.160.08000000.040.120.2
Rainy days110000000001
Hours of Sunshine7899101211119986
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Cairo is 21.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (27.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (13.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 1.02 inch on 3 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Cairo.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 9.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Alexandria (Egypt)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature19°20°21°24°27°29°30°31°30°28°25°21°
Night Temperature10°10°12°14°17°21°23°23°22°19°16°12°
Water Temperature17°16°16°18°20°23°25°26°26°24°22°19°
Precipitation (inch)1.970.940.550.120.0400000.391.462.2
Rainy days853100000248
Hours of Sunshine7891011121212111087
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Alexandria is 20.3 °C.

Warmest month: August (26.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (13.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Alexandria is 26 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except February, and March

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, October, and November

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 7.68 inch on 31 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Alexandria.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 9.6 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Sunshine in Luxor (Egypt)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature23°25°27°35°39°41°41°40°39°35°29°24°
Night Temperature10°16°20°23°24°23°21°17°12°
Hours of Sunshine9101010111212111010109
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Luxor is 24.3 °C.

Warmest month: July (32.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (13.8 °C)

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 10.2 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Cairo (Station Al ‘Atabah)
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 12 °C
Clouds: 44 %       Wind: 2 mph N
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 71 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 02:30 am
The next days …
21st Jan 201922nd Jan 201923rd Jan 201924th Jan 201925th Jan 201926th Jan 2019
sky is clear6 °C to 21 °Csky is clear3 °C to 21 °Csky is clear2 °C to 23 °Cmoderate rain6 °C to 17 °Clight rain4 °C to 18 °Clight rain8 °C to 21 °C
6 °C to 21 °C3 °C to 21 °C2 °C to 23 °C6 °C to 17 °C4 °C to 18 °C8 °C to 21 °C
Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 8 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 47 %Clouds: 43 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.29 in of rainNo Precipitation0.06 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Important Regions and Cities

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Egypt: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 11 reviews for Egypt holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Elisabeth, 58 years old was there in June

    Sun!!!!! Sun!!!!!! and sun again!!!!!! Summer pure!!!!!! That’s how a vacation fills up!!!!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    gerta, 61 years old was there in January

    Blue sky, sunny, the sea 22 degrees I like it, hardly wind.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Lilo, 65 years old was there in June

    It was sunny from morning to evening and very hot but not humid and only sometimes slightly cloudy!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Albin, 45 years old was there in December

    Pleasant temperatures between 25 and 29 degrees. Some days a little windier

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Birgit, 65 years old was there in September

    slightly windy but otherwise stable weather – perfect for swimming and snorkelling

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Evelyn, 58 years old was there in December

    For me as a cold-sensitive Central European, the weather was ideal. There was a light wind, the water was wonderful for bathing and hardly any humidity. Simply beautiful.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Christina, 49 years old was there in February

    We had pleasant temperatures between 23 and 25 °C. That was enough for swimming in the pool. Snorkelling in the sea was possible with neoprene suits. At night, however, it became very cold, so that we did not sit outside for long in the evening.
    It was a very nice holiday, which we enjoyed in view of the filthy weather in Germany.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Achim, 50 years old was there in April

    29-32 degrees, pure sun. At night 21-24 degrees, with low humidity, we did not need air conditioning. Water temperature 24 degrees was enough to snorkel in the Red Sea

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Rolf, 71 years old was there in December

    Very cold and windy in Dec. January and little sunshine. Instead of shorts, long pants.

    Weather Rating: 1 stars – Mostly bad

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    Gabriele, 48 years old was there in September

    The day temperature was 33 degrees. No rain. Very windy!
    The sea was warm, ideal for swimming, diving, snorkelling

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Anna, 59 years old was there in June

    Stunning “-beautiful!-as always in Egypt.no matter in January or June!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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