Best Time to Visit Marsa Alam

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

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 13 °C to 36 °C
Waves Symbol 23 °C to 30 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 00.31 in (0 – 1 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

The small town of Marsa Alam, situated on the Red Sea in Egypt, is a resort known for its sandy beaches and coral reefs and has about 2000 permanent residents.

The city is located about 170 miles south of Hurghada, 140 miles east of Edfu. Marsa Alam has had its own international airport since 2001.

For many decades the main business of the inhabitants was fishing and agriculture. A smaller part works in the marble mines. In the meantime, tourism is becoming more and more important. Numerous upscale hotel resorts have opened right on the coast of Marsa Alam and are a popular destination for bathers and divers.

In the u-shaped Abu Dabab Bay, sea turtles and even rare manatees (dugongs) are regularly spotted. Kitesurfers love the protected lagoon El Naaba. Not far from the city is the large Wade El Gemal National Park.

Climate in Marsa Alam

DSC01848 (Mathias Apitz (München))  [flickr.com]  CC BY-ND 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' In the cooler season from November to March, temperatures during the day are around 25 °C to 27 °C, and in midsummer from mid-April to the end of October, daily temperatures are constantly above the 30 °C mark. The hottest months are June, July and August. There is no significant rainfall throughout the year. The region around Marsa Alam is very dry and desert-like.

The water temperatures sink also in the winter only slightly. In the course of January they reach their lowest value with a mild 23 °C and rise to 30 °C in August. Due to the low air humidity, even the strong heat in summer is usually not perceived as particularly unpleasant by healthy people.

Best Time to Visit Marsa Alam: Overview

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When is the best travel time for Marsa Alam?


The best time to visit Marsa Alam is between mid-October and early May. During this time, the average temperature reaches 32 °C and at least cools down a little at night. At these temperatures, activities can be experienced comfortably even in non-air-conditioned vehicles and on the beach it is always warm enough for relaxation and bathing fun.

Those who don’t have any problems with the high heat and also can stand maximum temperatures beyond the 40 °C mark, are of course also in the best hands in Marsa Alam during the popular summer months. Since there is no rainy season, Marsa Alam is very good to travel all year round. During the summer holidays in July and August, however, it gets very crowded in the hotels.

Climate Chart Marsa Alam

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

Climate Table Marsa Alam

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature23°25°27°30°33°35°36°35°34°32°27°25°
Night Temperature13°14°17°20°23°25°27°27°25°22°19°15°
Water Temperature23°24°24°25°26°28°29°30°30°28°27°25°
Precipitation (inch)00.160.240.31000000.240.20.16
Rainy days011100000111
Hours of Sunshine101111121313131312111010
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 25.3 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (31.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (18 °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: 1.3 inch on 6 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, May is the sunniest month with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 11.5 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.

Places of interest and attractions


Despite its small, manageable size, the city of Marsa Alam with its surrounding countryside and the nearby Red Sea offers several national parks and attractions worth seeing. Diving and snorkeling on the coast is comparable to snorkeling and diving in Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh, as it was in the 80s of the 20th century. There you will enter a wonderful underwater world where you can see dolphins, manatees and almost untouched coral reefs.

31 miles south of Marsa Alam is Wadi-Al-Gamal, a national park whose area reaches to the beaches of the Red Sea and consists to a large extent of desert, coral reefs and a mountain range. One of the most famous beaches of Marsa Alam is Marsa Murena. A place where you can snorkel for sea turtles, dugongs, which are the sea cows and dolphins listed above. The Pharaonic Gold Mine and the Emerald Gold Mine are mines worth seeing for those interested. Furthermore, there is a temple Sethos I. near Wadi Miya, which should be worth a visit for culture enthusiasts.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Marsa Alam
few clouds     few clouds, 13 °C
Clouds: 12 %       Wind: 2 mph WSW
Air Pressure: 1010.71 hPa       Humidity: 100 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 03:08 am
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Egypt: Regions

Marsa Alam 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:

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