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What is the climate like in Egypt?

The climate of Egypt has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 20°C and rise to 39°C.

Annually, about 3,3 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Egypt.

The best time to visit Egypt is January until April, November and December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Egypt.

Temperature 20 to 39°C
Rain 3,3 mm

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The climate of Egypt

Climate table Egypt

The climate table for Egypt shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 20 23 27 32 37 39 39 39 37 33 27 22
Nighttime temperature (°C) 7 9 13 17 22 25 25 25 24 20 14 10
Rainfall (mm) 0,3 1,5 0,5 0,1 0,4 0,1 0 0 0,2 0,1 0 0,1
UV Index 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 7 7
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes

Temperature per month in Egypt

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Egypt

Temperature per month in Egypt

Rainfall per month in Egypt

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Egypt.

Rainfall per month in Egypt

UV index per month in Egypt

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Egypt.

UV index per month in Egypt

Yearly temperature in Egypt

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Egypt, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Egypt

Yearly total rainfall in Egypt

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Egypt.

Rainfall per year in Egypt

More climate information about Egypt

Egypt's climate is characterised by hot and dry conditions, with little precipitation. This is due to the country's location in the desert region of North Africa, where extremely high temperatures prevail in summer. In Egypt, average temperatures range from around 24 degrees Celsius in winter to over 38 degrees Celsius in summer.

Egypt in spring

In Egypt, spring is typically warm, with temperatures rising gradually as the season progresses. The average temperature in March is about 24 degrees Celsius, while the average temperature in May is about 29 degrees Celsius. There is little rainfall in spring, only a few centimetres per year on average.

Egypt in summer

Summer in Egypt is hot and dry, with temperatures regularly exceeding 38 degrees Celsius. The heat can be oppressive, especially in cities where concrete buildings and pavements trap the heat. There is almost no rainfall in summer, with an annual average of less than an inch.

Egypt in autumn

Autumn in Egypt is similar to spring in that temperatures gradually decrease as the season progresses. The average temperature in September is around 29 degrees Celsius, while the average temperature in November is around 24 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is still uncommon during the autumn season, with only a few centimetres falling on average each year.

Egypt in winter

Winter is the coolest season in Egypt, with temperatures averaging around 24 degrees Celsius. Nights, on the other hand, can be quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 10 degrees Celsius in some areas. Rainfall is more frequent in the winter months, with an annual average of a few centimetres.

Best time to visit Egypt

The best time of year to visit Egypt depends on your plans. Travelling to Egypt between October and April is ideal if you want to see the pyramids and other ancient sights. Extremely low humidity and temperatures of up to 20 degrees Celsius characterise these months. The peak tourist season runs from May to September, so if you come outside that period, you can avoid the crowds.

The months from May to September are ideal for beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts. Temperatures average between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius during these months, and humidity is high. However, bear in mind that the Red Sea can get quite crowded during this period, so you might consider going to one of the less popular beaches.

In general, October to April are the best time to visit Egypt. There is no better time to visit than these months, when the weather is pleasant and there are fewer people. Festivals and cultural events, such as the Luxor Temple Sound and Light Show and the Cairo International Film Festival, are also at their peak during this time.

Weather experiences in Egypt

The weather in Egypt is rated an average of 4,5 out of 5 stars by 13 visitors.

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What a surprise! Resort was top notch, food excellent and blissful weather! 30 degrees, while in the Netherlands the Quick doesn't get higher than 10 degrees with rain. Definitely worth repeating. And as so many here point out; Sunburn is the most important thing to bring.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The heat can be intense, especially during the day, but it is refreshing in the evening. It is important to drink plenty of water!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The days are warm and sunny, but the nights can be quite cool. So be prepared for temperature swings. Light rain and many clear days.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The sun shines brightly, there are almost no clouds, not to mention rain. It's ideal for sun worshippers, but if you can't stand the extreme heat, it can sometimes get a little too hot.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The temperature easily reached 40 degrees, which might be a bit overwhelming for some. Although the evenings are pleasantly cool, overheating can occur during the day. Make sure you carry plenty of water and sunscreen.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Warm days for relaxing and not too hot. In the evening it is slightly cooler, so a light jacket is recommended. Good for outdoor activities and relaxation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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It was sunny and warm, perfect for sightseeing and beach days. The sea water was refreshing, ideal for swimming. Truly a 5-star sun destination!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Egypt in July was incredibly hot but perfect for a sun worshipper like me. The clear blue skies and persistent sunshine made every day the ideal beach day. Remember, sunscreen is a must!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Warm and sunny, ideal for a beach holiday. The days were long, clear and pleasantly hot without being extreme. Just perfect. With daily sunshine and pleasant temperatures around 30 degrees, autumn in Egypt is ideal for sun lovers. Clear skies and bright sunshine every day, pure enjoyment!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Egypt in February was fantastic! The sun shone almost every day, with pleasant temperatures around 22 degrees. Perfect for sightseeing and relaxing at the beach. A sun destination in winter!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Great with ze 12 man cosy weather was very very good. Hotel perfect— This text has been automatically translated into English

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We had a wonderful holiday and the weather was great for the time of year.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Egypt per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Egypt and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Egypt, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.