Egypt is the land of beauty and glory it witnessed the first civilization on the banks of the Nile River. In Egypt, you will see a lot of history and monuments from the pharaonic to Coptic and Islamic. The weather in Egypt, in general, has a hot desert climate. The climate of Egypt is mostly extremely dry. During summer months the country is extremely hot especially in Upper Egypt “Luxor & Aswan” where the temperature may reach 40C during the day. Although summer is hot, the winter is much warmer and more beautiful. Through our article, we will tell you more about Egypt’s weather and what is the best time to visit Egypt. Here is the weather in Egypt along the year month-by-month:
Weather in Egypt Along the Year
Weather in Egypt in January
In January temperature ranges from 9°C “48°F” to 18°C “66°F“. This month also has the lowest recorded temp in Egypt at 1.2C “34F“. Winter in Egypt means nice and great days for sightseeing, but chilly at night. In the north on the Mediterranean coast, it can be a bit rainy, but the south is warm and dry. This month is the best time to visit Egypt and enjoy the monumental sites in the south as well as the red sea coastal shores for diving and water activities. Also, you can enjoy Egypt Christmas holidays in this month.
Weather in Egypt in February
The temperature in February can vary from 10°C “50°F” to 10°C “68°F“. You can enjoy a historical tour in Egypt from Alexandria to Aswan this is one of the best months for those who seek an unforgettable vacation while enjoying the perfect winter sun. You can enjoy a tour in Upper Egypt from Aswan to Luxor visiting Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Abu Simbel temples and much more. One of the unique events that you can’t miss while visiting Egypt this month exactly on 22nd is the Abu Simbel Sun festival where the sun rays penetrate the temple to shine the statues of the king.
Weather in Egypt in March
The temperature in March is between 11°C “52°F” and 23°C “74°F“. March is considered the beginning of spring. The weather is a bit warmer than previous months. The moth is ideal for snorkeling, Scuba diving and water sports where you can enjoy sun baths and Safari tours as well as enjoying the views on Red Sea coasts. Hurghada is the best place to visit in this month to enjoy your stay. Hurghada features a lot of magnificent coastal shores and relaxing Sands. You can enjoy your stay in one of the classy resorts with elegant facilities and services.
Weather in Egypt in April
The temperature in April vary from 15°C “58°F” to 28°C “82°F“. The heart of spring is April. The weather is perfect for almost everything. You can visit Egypt this month to enjoy Red Sea crystal clear beaches and golden sands of the eastern desert alongside the historical tour to the outstanding monumental sites and places spread all over the land. April also has a special day called “Sham El Nessim” where you can enjoy with locals celebrating that day by going for picnics and having traditional meals “Feseekh and Sardine” as well as colored eggs. So if you want to enjoy a mixed vacation with unforgettable experience then Egypt easter tours are what you are looking for.
Weather in Egypt in May
The weather in May becomes hotter and dryer with a maximum temperature of 32°C “90°F” and minimum of 18°C “64°F“. May is when summer hits Egypt. The best places to explore at that month are the beautiful coastal city of Alexandria and the capital city of Egypt “Cairo“. In Cairo, you can enjoy the monumental sites from Pyramids and sphinx to Coptic and Islamic historical places. This month will have Ramadan which is the most sacred Islamic month. You will witness the kindness of the locals as they try to get more religious in Ramadan also you will see “Maedet El Rahman” which is lunch meals served in the streets. May is the best month for social travelers and foreign cultures lovers.
Weather in Egypt in Jun
The temperature in Jun may reach 34°C “93°F” and average minimum of 20°C “68°F“. Jun is when whether becomes hotter and noon sun can really be bad for your skin. In such weather, the prefect destination will be the Red sea resorts that have golden sands and clear waters where you can enjoy snorkeling and water sports. Also if you are adventurous enough you can have a night Safari trip exploring the depth of the Egyptian deserts and enjoying Nubian night and barbeque. If you intended to visit Egypt at Jun make sure to bring your sunblock and skin protective cream.
Weather in Egypt in July
July is the hottest month of the year where the temperature hits a maximum of 35°C “95°F” and the minimum low temperature is about 22°C “72°F“. It is no different from June but a little bit hotter. but a little bit hotter. July is in the middle of the summer making it ideal for water sports and scuba diving and enjoying the beaches of the Red Sea that Spread in a lot of cities like Marsa Alam, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheik, Dahab and much more. But notice that July is the cheapest month of all the year on vacations. So if hot weather is no problem to you then you can enjoy a wonderful tour to Luxor and Aswan alongside Cairo with incredibly reasonable prices.
Weather in Egypt in August
The temperature in August ranges between 22°C “71°F” and 34°C “93°F“. August is the last station of summer where the weather changes a lot between calm and hot. August is perfect for having a mixed vacation including exotic beaches and ancient monumental tours. The best thing about this month that it will has the Eid El Fitr. You will witness the celebrations of one of the most sacred Islamic holyday. It is going to be one of the unforgettable moments in your vacation. This month is the perfect month for long vacations and family ones.
Weather in Egypt in September
September is a calm month with well balanced temperature hitting a high of 32°C “90°F” during the day and a low of 20°C “69°F” at night with almost no rain. September is considered the first autumn month. In September, you will feel the cool winds from time to time making you feel relaxed. Upper Egypt cities are not fully crowded yet so you will have the chance to explore the historical and monumental sites with joy. The ideal activity to do in September is to enjoy Nile cruises Luxor and Aswan or vice versa. From onboard you will visit attractions in Aswan and Luxor alongside the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo as you enjoy your luxury accommodation.
Weather in Egypt in October
Autumn is October that is what you should know meaning that the weather is getting cooler with a temperature goes from 30°C “85°F” in day and 17°C “62°F” in night. In October, you can enjoy diving and snorkeling where the Red Sea water is in the clearest time. Also, you can visit Cairo and Alexandria. If you found yourself at Egypt on 22nd October then make sure to witness the unbelievable event of Abu Simbel sun Festival. October is the best time for making a quick vacation that is full of energizing activities and extraordinary sightseeing so get ready.
Weather in Egypt in November
Welcome to winter, the temperature average in Nobermber is between 25°C “77°F” at day and 14°C “57°F” at night. November is where the weather becomes great for anything you want. You may enjoy beautiful beaches and luxury accommodation at one of the Red Sea resorts. You may also have some time exploring the Egyptian culture and history in Cairo and Alexandria. If you would like some incomparable time in Egypt you can take your place at one of the elegant Nile cruises that sails between Luxor and Aswan. All that and more can be done easily in November.
Weather in Egypt in December
The temperature in December has an average of 20°C “68°F” at day and 10°C “50°F” at night. December is a great time to be in Egypt where the weather is just perfect and the Christmas is coming. This is the ideal time to visit Egypt where you can enjoy what you desire? You may go to the tropical coastal cities or the Upper cities as well as Cairo and Alexandria. It is up to you what to do. A last piece of advice please don’t get confused you must organize your vacation first before coming to Egypt.
Enjoy An Unforgettable Tour to Egypt
Egypt is famous for outstanding Pyramids & temples and astonishing burial sites. The heritage of Egypt can be found spread all over the country from Cairo to Aswan. You can enjoy one of our Egypt vacation packages and discover the best tourist attractions with the possibility of enjoying one of the Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Look at our Egypt tours below and contact us to get all info about the itinerary & prices:
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.