Best Time to Visit El Gouna

Panorama der Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna (Oceco (Wikimedia))  CC BY-SA
On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit El Gouna. We created climate tables and charts for the location of El Gouna. 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 El Gouna for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 35 °C
Waves Symbol 21 °C to 31 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 00.08 in (0 – 1 Days of Rain)
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General & Geographical Location

El Gouna (el-Guna) is a holiday resort about 16 miles above Hurghada on the Red Sea in Egypt.

It is one of the most important tourism projects in Africa, as El Gouna has been developed by entrepreneur and billionaire Samih Sawiris (Orascom) since 1989 into a state-of-the-art holiday resort.

El Gouna – The lagoon – was built around an existing network of waterways and has the most modern infrastructure in Egypt. Today, El Gouna consists of breathtaking villas, 15 top-class hotels under international management (including Steigenberger and Mövenpick), two modern marinas, a hospital and golf courses.

There is even a campus of the Technical University of Berlin in El Gouna, whose security is ensured not only by the state police but also by a well-equipped private security service on all access roads.

El Gouna is more reminiscent of St. Tropez than Egypt. But it is precisely this modern, western attitude to life that makes the city so extraordinarily attractive, even in difficult times.

The journey takes about 30 to 40 minutes from Hurghada International Airport.

Climate in El Gouna

Lagune von El Gouna in Ägypten (Andrei Nekrassov / stock.adobe.com)  lizensiertes Stockfoto Like neighbouring Hurghada, El Gouna has a desert climate that can be described as subtropical and is characterised above all by a very dry and hot summer. Especially between June and August the thermometer reaches the 35 °C mark almost daily, in midsummer heat periods are not uncommon.

Nevertheless, the values are usually well tolerable, as there is only a low humidity and a pleasant breeze from the Red Sea. In addition, the night temperatures usually cool down by about 10 °C and are therefore ideal to end the evenings under the open sky.

Even in the so-called winter El Gouna has hardly any rainfalls worth mentioning. It remains pleasantly summery until November, only cooling down noticeably between December and March. Especially at night only about 10 °C are reached, so the values are comparable to spring at the US East Coast.

Best Time to Visit El Gouna: Overview

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When is the best time to travel to El Gouna?


El Gouna is basically suitable for a holiday all year round, as it offers a wide range of high-class hotels and a variety of activities. The main tourist season is – as almost everywhere – the months of the summer holidays in July and August.

However, the enormous heat during the day can be felt too high for some holidaymakers. Those who are not dependent on school holidays will, in our opinion, find the best conditions immediately before and after. We therefore recommend April to June as well as September to November as the best travel season in El Gouna.

However, we would like to point out once again that this is an assessment of the objectively absolutely best travel time and of course fantastic holidays on the Red Sea in Egypt are also possible in other months (e.g. in March) or even in the middle of summer.

Climate Chart El Gouna

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

Climate Table El Gouna

In the following, you will find the climate table for El Gouna, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature21°22°24°28°31°33°35°34°32°29°26°22°
Night Temperature11°13°17°22°23°25°24°22°20°15°11°
Water Temperature22°21°22°23°26°29°31°30°29°26°24°23°
Precipitation (inch)00.040000000000.08
Rainy days001110000000
Hours of Sunshine99101011121312111099
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 22.9 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (30 °C)
Coldest month: January (15 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 31 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 0.12 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.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 10.4 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.

Sights and Excursions


Since El Gouna is a modern planned city, there are logically no old Egyptian places or sights in the local area. However, El Gouna is rich in activities and excursions. Swimming is possible at the lagoon as well as at the beaches directly at the Red Sea.

For kitesurfers the best spots are available directly at the Mövenpick Hotel and at the main spot Mangroovy Beach just north of the centre. They offer modern kite centres, a long, gently sloping sandy beach and huge standing areas with ideal shallow water conditions.

On windless days the El Gouna Cable Park Sliders lures. Worthwhile excursions for non-kitesurfers are a lagoon boat tour and above all snorkeling and diving excursions, which are often accompanied by dolphins. Horseback riding, Segway tours and quad safaris are also high on the popularity scale.

The nightlife of El Gouna takes place mainly at Abu Tig Marina, whose bars and restaurants turn into very stylish and unobtrusive locations with live music and DJs, sometimes at late hours. In any case, the marina is the perfect place to”stroll” from morning to night.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in El Gouna
clear sky     clear sky, 18 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 11 mph NW
Air Pressure: 1017 hPa       Humidity: 45 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 05:00 am
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Egypt: Regions

El Gouna is part of the holiday destination Egypt. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

El Gouna: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 34 reviews for El Gouna holiday already. Average rating is 4.6 of 5 stars.
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    silvia, 52 years old was there in June

    the weather was amazing it was 33 degrees lovely bathing weather

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sandra, 45 years old was there in June

    I was in El Gouna in the middle of June. It was an average of 39 degrees. Due to the steady wind and the low humidity it seemed very pleasant to me. But I avoided having lunch outside, because it was too warm for the ordinary European. ????

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Marion, 48 years old was there in April

    We were at the end of April at the beginning of May weather was perfect 33 degrees during the day and 26 degrees at night

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Andreas, 41 years old was there in April

    Were in El Gouna from the end of March to the beginning of April to escape the filthy weather in Germany. The weather was sunny and about 26 degrees, but there was almost always a cool wind. It was a bit chilly outside in the evening. But OK during the day.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Manfred, 59 years old was there in February

    Warm, slightly windy but pleasant. In the evening with long clothes very nice.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Petra, 49 years old was there in February

    On some days the wind was quite cool. At the beach with wind protection however very pleasantly.sea approx. 20 degrees.evening one needed long trousers and cardigan.at the beginning of March then abruptly upward went, so that one also no longer needed long clothes in the evening

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Rolf, 73 years old was there in January

    I was on Jan. 8th. lived in the Arena inn until February 8, 2018 and used the spa regularly. The management and the service team exemplary, very helpful and professional support pleasant. Very good grade.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Anke, 59 years old was there in December

    We were in Sultan Bey for 14 days. Sun every day, really nice and warm, sometimes a lot of wind, but still pleasantly warm. In the evening it has been mostly cool, then long trousers and cardigan must be ago, but that is okay. Booked Sultan Bey again for Mai.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Beate, 55 years old was there in December

    We have one week Nile cruise and one week Sheraton Miramar.
    The weather was fantastic this hotel I can only recommend. As our guide on the ship said
    “Once Egypt always Egypt” and that’s right. We’ll fly back in early March. I hope the weather is nice and warm. Because in March we’ve never been there before… although this is the fourth time we’ve been there and certainly not the last.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Annette Kahlert , 57 years old was there in March

    Very pleasant temperatures even in the evening still nice and warm. Sometimes a little wind. Fly to El Gouna since 1998. Also in March for 3 weeks

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ursel, 61 years old was there in January

    Mostly sunny .today 19.1.2018 very windy.but still nice.we are the second time in Paradisio and come again

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Anja, 44 years old was there in July

    It was super nice 32-34 degrees come now in June again in labranda El paradisio

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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