Best Time to Visit Hurghada

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Hurghada. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Hurghada. 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 Hurghada for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 35 °C
Waves Symbol 21 °C to 30 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 00.31 in (0 – 3 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Egypt is located in eastern Africa and borders on Israel, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Libya to the west. Hurghada is located in the east of the country on the Red Sea and is an important tourist centre.

Every year, more than one million visitors come to the seaside resort, which itself has only about 155,000 inhabitants and covers a total area of about 19 miles along the coast. Hurghada extends into the adjacent desert landscape, where exciting tours can be undertaken.

The holiday paradise offers the best conditions for a relaxing beach holiday and is popular with singles, couples and families alike. Thanks to spectacular reefs and rocks, intact coral formations and a very varied fish abundance, Hurghada is one of the best dive sites in the world, especially for divers.

Various (charter) airlines operate direct flights to Hurghada International Airport during the high season.

Climate in Hurghada

IMG_5461 (Konstantin Zamkov)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' In Hurghada there is a subtropical desert climate, which manifests itself in very hot and dry summer months. In the hottest summer months of July and August, temperatures rise to an average of 35 °C in the shade, peaks above 40 °C are not uncommon. As a rule, there is no precipitation at all during this period.

Typical for a desert climate are the cooling nights, which provide a pleasant atmosphere in the evening. Night temperatures can drop to a mild 20 °C in the summer months, which is quite refreshing compared to daytime temperatures. The transition months of April, May, October and November offer moderate temperatures between 24 °C to 26 °C.

The few winter months are comparatively mild and also dry. In winter Hurghada gets a little cooler and the temperatures drop to about 20 °C during the day and about 9 °C to 11 °C during the night. Isolated precipitation occurs in the months of December to March. However, these are very short, rare showers, the statistically recorded maximum 0.31 in per month would be called “rare, isolated droplets”.

Best Time to Visit Hurghada: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 24 °C
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DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C

When to go to Hurghada?


A bathing holiday in Egypt is possible almost all year round due to the high temperatures. The best time to travel in Hurghada is between April and June and between September and November. Vacationers expect warm, sunny weather during these periods, but the temperatures are not unbearably hot. The water temperatures in Hurghada of up to 29 °C create true bathing fun and also ideal conditions for intensive dives.

In the months of July and August it gets sometimes unpleasantly hot and it is the absolute peak season in the hotels and on the beaches. Of course, this travel season is also possible without hesitation, especially if you have no problems with high temperatures or are dependent on the summer holidays as a family. However, this is not the best travel time in the region.

Fares for flights and hotels are falling significantly, especially off the two months of July and August, and the beaches are now noticeably emptier and couples in particular enjoy the relaxing atmosphere on the Red Sea. Also in the winter months a journey to Hurghada is possible, at this time sometimes real bargains lure. Only at night it gets fresher with about 10 °C, during the day it reaches 20 °C even in the coldest months.

Climate Chart Hurghada

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

Climate Table Hurghada

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature19°21°24°28°33°35°35°35°32°30°26°21°
Night Temperature11°14°18°20°22°22°20°18°14°10°
Water Temperature22°21°22°23°26°29°30°30°29°26°25°24°
Precipitation (inch)0.160.20.120.040.0400000.040.040.31
Rainy days322110000113
Hours of Sunshine8991111131312111098
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 21.9 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (28.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (14 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 30 °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: 0.94 inch on 14 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, June is the sunniest month with an average of 12.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 10.2 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.

Highlights and Attractions


Hurghada is known for its extraordinary diving spots in the Red Sea. Countless diving centres offer good training and guided tours even for advanced divers. For those who are not too keen on diving but still want to discover the fascinating underwater world, Mahmya Beach offers ideal conditions for impressive snorkeling tours.

The kilometre-long beach also offers beautiful opportunities to relax in the sun afterwards. Further highlights and attractions of Hurghada are the Makadi Water World, the magnificent New Marina and excursions to the paradisiacal Giftun Islands. Mosques are not open to”unbelieving” tourists in the region, but the St. Anthony Monastery above the cave of the same name is a curious peculiarity.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Hurghada (Station Al Ghardaqah)
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Clouds: 2 %       Wind: 2 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 26 %
Last updated: 21st Nov 2019, 03:26 pm
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Egypt: Regions

Hurghada 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:

Hurghada: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 29 reviews for Hurghada holiday already. Average rating is 4.6 of 5 stars.
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    Hermann, 55 years old was there in June

    I’ve been in El Gouna for seven days. We had a cloudless sky

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ria, 57 years old was there in July

    It was quite hot..but you know that in july mega great weather.pure sun.very friendly the staff. We are already 20 years after Hurgarda.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Verena, 60 years old was there in January

    daily sunny, partly a little windy, nevertheless pleasant bathing weather. A little cool at night, but very relaxing. Warm clothing is an advantage in the evening.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Friedhelm, 76 years old was there in June

    Too hot would come if only in March or at the end of October again

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Claude, 52 years old was there in March

    Always sunny, but on three days very windy, on one even stormy that one could not even reach the reef. Water temperature 23 degrees, with 2mm neoprene super endure!

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Inge , 59 years old was there in March

    In between it was very windy otherwise very good up to 32 degrees

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Robert, 62 years old was there in October

    The temperatures were fine, but the constant wind made it cool in the evening.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Elisabeth, 57 years old was there in November

    Beautiful weather a little windy ca. 30 degrees – sea totally warm

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Hee-Sang, 49 years old was there in January

    Pleased to meet you. Ideal for excursions to Luxor and Cairo.
    Next vacation planned for October.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Karin, 55 years old was there in December

    3 Weather was nice 26-28 degrees,
    Only in the evening it could have been warmer.
    The next holiday will be between October and November. It is also pleasantly warm in the evening.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Gudrun, 60 years old was there in December

    Pleasantly warm, one could also wear summer clothes in the evenings. Often very windy, but no problem with wind protection on the beach. Anytime again!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Norbert, 60 years old was there in December

    During the day it was very pleasantly warm, ideal for swimming and staying on the beach until after 16.00 o’clock, in the evening it was somewhat cooler; The December-a recommendable travel month for travellers, who do not like it too hot and/or bear it.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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