Weather in Egypt
How is the weather in Egypt? Temperatures in the coastal regions, in the Nile valley and in the desert
The weather in Egypt is warm all year round. In summer, the daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius. Even at night the temperatures are around 24 degrees Celsius. In the winter months it gets a little cooler, but with 24 to 28 degrees Celsius during the day it is still sunny and warm. At night between December and March it cools down to a minimum of ten degrees Celsius. The probability of rain in Egypt is negligible all year round. There is a difference in climate between the different regions, which I will show you in the other sub-items.
Egypt weather on the Mediterranean coast and the climate
The climate on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt is Mediterranean to subtropical. The weather is characterized by very warm summers and mild winters. What is special about the weather on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt is that there can be brief rainfall here in winter. The temperatures in December and January are 17 to 20 degrees during the day and eight to eleven degrees at night. In summer you can expect temperatures between 29 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day in Alexandria or Port Said in northern Egypt. Even at night, values between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius are reached in June, July, August and September. So you have the perfect conditions for a beach holiday in Egypt in summer. Thus, the best time to travel to the Mediterranean coast is in the months of April to November.
Egypt weather on the coast of the Red Sea
Most Egypt vacationers spend their vacation on the Red Sea coast. Above all, the tourist center of Hurghada scores with numerous travelers. But other travel destinations such as Sharm el Sheikh, El Gouna or Marsa Alam are popular tourist destinations on the Red Sea. The year-round warm weather enables a wonderful holiday here every month of the year. The climate on the Red Sea is subtropical, but more moderate than inland due to the sea breeze. The summer months between April and November offer the best weather for a beach holiday. Average temperatures between 30 degrees Celsius during the day and 20 degrees Celsius at night make a beach holiday perfect. If you want to avoid overcrowded beaches and hotels, it is best to go to theFly to the Red Sea in spring between mid-March and April. A club vacation in Egypt is suitable in the winter months. If the weather outside is not as warm as you would like, you can take refuge in the various facilities of the club hotel. In my El Gouna video above I give you an insight into what a club hotel in Egypt can look like.
Egypt Weather and climate in the Nile valley and in the desert
The climate on the Nile Delta, around Cairo, is comparable to that on the Mediterranean coast. Small rain showers can occur here in winter, but the temperatures remain mild. In spring, temperatures in the Nile Delta are on average higher than in the Mediterranean. Maximum values of 45 degrees Celsius prove this. In the summer months, the warm weather is easier to bear because the humidity is lower.
In the Nile Valley, a semi-arid climate oasis. To the west of the Nile lies the Libyan Desert, which takes up around two thirds of Egypt. The climate here is fully arid to arid. East of the Nile and up to the Red Sea is the Arabian Desert. The climate here is arid. The upper Nile valley around the cities of Aswan, Luxor and Dahkla is very dry. In the summer months it is very hot here with an average of over 40 degrees Celsius. The winters are mild and it can get a little chilly at night. The travel months March to May and September to November are recommended for your desert tour as the best travel time. Here the weather is not as hot as in summer and nothing stands in the way of your journey through the history of Egypt.
The Nile is the is not only of current economic importance for Egypt, but above all of historical importance. Due to its special properties, one of the earliest advanced civilizations in the world, ancient Egypt, arose on its banks. The black mud that remained after the annual Nile flood guaranteed a fertile harvest, which is why more and more people between 3500 and 3000 BC. BC settled here. At the same time, people moved away from the Sahara, which did not offer good agricultural conditions. The Nile Valley and the coastal regions had better climatic conditions for living. It is still like that today. The Nile is the only river on earth to cross the subtropical dry belt of North Africa. He is considered the longest river in the world and has produced the second largest desert in the world, the Sahara.