Weather in Egypt by Month

Weather in Egypt by Month

The Ultimate Guide to Weather in Egypt by month: Tips and Forecasts

Explore Egypt year-round with perfect travel opportunities each season! From summer sun to winter wonders, and from autumnal beauty to spring adventures, discover the best times to experience Egypt’s timeless charm and vibrant culture.

Make a considered choice about the time of year that you head off on an Egypt adventure, as travelling in very high heat and visiting outdoor sights can be pretty demanding, especially for those who are not used to such extreme temperatures.

Winter in Egypt (December to February)

Winter Season in Egypt

Winter in Egypt is the ideal time to enjoy a slice of tranquility and bliss which typically spans from December to February. During this perfect season, temperatures vary across all lands of the country but generally tend to be milder compared to the scorching summers. In northern coastal areas like Alexandria and along the Mediterranean coast, temperatures are known to range from around nine °C to 18°C (48°F to 64°F) on average based on the weather reports from the past decade. In central regions such as Cairo, temperatures typically range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). In southern areas like Luxor and Aswan, temperatures are warmer, averaging between 12°C to 25°C (54°F to 77°F).

The coastal sites on the Red Sea will have an average temperature of about 18°C (64°F), which makes it the right destination to live an epic tropical vacation. Winter days in Egypt are generally pleasant, with clear skies and mild temperatures, which makes the nights significantly more remarkable, especially in desert regions and at higher elevations, thus giving every single moment a chance to enjoy the most thrilling. The milder temperatures make it more comfortable for entertaining outdoor activities and sightseeing, especially at archaeological sites and historical landmarks that convey some of the most marvelous tales and facts.

Weather in Egypt for December

Weather in Egypt December

December has the best climate for foreign travelers and the best collection of grand celebrations like Christmas and New Year at the very end, and a Nile river cruise is the best experience you can enjoy during this time. The average temperature is 23°C and falls to an average minimum of 15°C overnight. It is combined with generally low humidity and a low chance of rain with moderate warmth all over the country, which makes it the ideal time to be in Egypt.
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Weather in Egypt in January

Egypt temperature in January

Egypt weather in January is the best you could experience in the country as the hot weather is no longer the typical climate when the entire nation falls under the shade of winter, which is the average temperature between 8° C to 24°C (47° F to 24°F) with some occasional rain in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan but the coastal city resorts of the Red Sea like Hurghada & Sharm El-Sheikh the temperature is a bit tropical. It is a great time to celebrate the Coptic Christmas and the start of a new year in Egypt.

Weather in Egypt in February

What is the weather in Egypt in February

This month of February is a chance to explore all the wonders of Egypt under its magical climate, which can reach highs of 19°C (66°F) or drop to lows of 9°C (48°F) with a very little chance of rain around the magical cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan and on the city resorts of the Red Sea, the temperature is a bit higher. It also marks the final days of winter before moving on to spring. One of the most incredible events in February is the Abu Simbel Sun festival, which takes place on the 22nd of this month.

Spring in Egypt (March to May)

Spring Season in Egypt

Spring in Egypt is a phenomenal transition period from March to May, with temperatures gradually rising from mild winter to summer heat. It is a beautiful season characterized by mild temperatures and occasional fluctuations in weather patterns. The temperatures gradually increase as the country transitions from the cooler winter months to the hotter summer season, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities like super safari, bird watching, hiking, and archaeological sightseeing, plus many marine sports like hiking, diving, and snorkeling.
In northern coastal areas like Alexandria and along the Mediterranean coast, temperatures range from around 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) on average, which makes it ideal for enjoying a number of fun aquatic and outdoor activities. In central regions such as Cairo, temperatures typically range from 18°C to 28°C (64°F to 82°F). In southern areas like Luxor and Aswan, temperatures are warmer, averaging between 20°C to 35°C (68°F to 95°F), which is by far perfect for enjoying an epic exploration tour across the gems of Thebes.
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Egypt in March weather

Weather in March in Egypt

March marks the beginning of Spring when the temperatures are pretty moderate and warm, like you are being embraced by the sun & the clouds with highs of 23°C (73°F) or drops to lows of 12°C (54°F) around all the beautiful cities with reasonable Humidity especially Cairo which typically has the temperature of 18°C (64°F). The town of Hurghada reached its tropical climax, which makes the destination this month.

Weather in Egypt in April

Temperature in Egypt in April

April is the time of spring, and the temperature starts to rise, reaching highs of 28°C (82°F) or dropping to lows of 15°C (59°F) with an average of 22°C (72°F). April is the time of Easter or, in Arabic, “Sham El Nessim” (Smell the Breeze). The tropical destinations of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh can get a little hot at an average of 27°C (80°F), but the sight of the heavenly beaches and magical waters will make everything look cooler.

Weather in Egypt in May

Egypt weather in May

In May, Egypt typically experiences warm to hot weather. Temperatures can vary depending on the region, but generally, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-20s to mid-30s degrees Celsius (around 77°F to 95°F). However, in some areas, particularly in the south and inland regions like Luxor and Aswan, temperatures can soar even higher, reaching into the 40s Celsius (100s Fahrenheit).

Summer in Egypt (June to August)

When is summer in Egypt

Summer in Egypt is where the allure of this complete travel destination will radiate in the most legendary manner. Summer is known to span from June to August, which is characterized by extremely hot and dry weather, as seen in the desert regions. Daytime temperatures often soar above 40°C (104°F), with some areas experiencing even higher temperatures, especially in Upper Egypt and the Western Desert.
Summer is considered the low tourist season in Egypt due to the extreme heat, but it is still a popular time to visit coastal resorts along the Red Sea and Mediterranean for beach activities and water sports. Beautiful coastal areas like Alexandria and the northern coast experience relatively cooler temperatures than inland regions, but they can still be quite warm, with daytime temperatures averaging around 30°C (86°F) or higher. What makes summer truly special is all the thrilling and fun activities, which include snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, and other water sports.
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Weather in Egypt in June

Temperature in Egypt in June

Again, the summer keeps raising its temperature to a high of 34°C (93°F) and a low of 20°C (68°F) with no chance of rain. This makes June the ideal month to head to the tropical destinations of Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik, and many other incredible tropical destinations where you can truly live the tranquility and excitement of the Red Sea resorts among the most beautiful examples of tropical beauty and endless activities. As for all the historical destinations of Luxor and Aswan, well, it can get scorching, so be careful of the heat.

Weather in Egypt in July

Temperature in Egypt in July

In July, the summer reaches its climax with an average temperature now reaching a high of 34°C (that’s about 93°F) during the day and never dips any lower than 22°C (about 72°F), so it is advised to remain next to the waters of the Red Sea in Sharm el sheik or Hurghada and remain below the water levels. If you can the heat, you are in for a surprise as it gets really empty, so you will have the chance to explore upper Egypt all by yourself.

Weather in Egypt in August

Temperature in Egypt in August

August is the last stage of summer, but it doesn’t mean it will go without a bang with the temperature reaching a high of 34°C (that’s about 93°F) during the day and at night, never goes any lower than 22°C (about 72°F) so it is advised to stay hydrated. The entire country celebrates the Islamic festival of Eid Al Fitr, even in the coastal tropical cities of Hurghada & Sharm El Sheik. The historical towns of Upper Egypt are magical places waiting to be explored, and there is no better time to explore them in full detail.

Autumn in Egypt (September to November)

Egypt weather in Autumn

Autumn is a delightful time period from September to November, where everyone can enjoy witnessing the celestial transition from the scorching summer months to the milder temperatures of winter. Clear skies and generally dry conditions characterize autumn in Egypt, although occasional brief showers may occur, especially in coastal areas and the Sinai Peninsula. It is a pleasant time to visit Egypt for outdoor activities and sightseeing before the onset of winter.
Temperatures gradually begin to decrease, thus opening the door for you to enjoy your time to the fullest while providing relief from the intense heat of summer. In northern coastal areas like Alexandria and along the Mediterranean coast, temperatures range from around 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F), thus providing a very entertaining way to live a trip worth remembering. In central regions such as Cairo, temperatures typically range from 20°C to 32°C (68°F to 90°F), which makes it ideal for relaxing and traveling across all the attractions of this golden city. In southern areas like Luxor and Aswan, temperatures are warmer, averaging between 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). Autumn is a time for celebration and pure comfort if anyone wants to cast their eyes on the majesty of some of the greatest wonders on earth.
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Weather in Egypt in September

Temperature in Egypt in September

September is a moderate month with a very well-balanced temperature, reaching a high of 33°C (91°F) during the day and a low of around 20°C (about 68°F) at night with no chance of rain. In September, you will feel the temperature going down at fall, when it is near the end of September. The cities of Upper Egypt also did not remain fully crowded, so you would have all the places to yourselves. The tropical destinations of the Red Sea will be truly beautiful this time, such as Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, and others.

Weather in Egypt in October

Temperature in Egypt in October

What is the weather in Egypt in October, The time of fall is here, which is more relaxed than the preceding months but remains exceedingly hot. The average temperature reaches a high of 30°C (86°F) during the day and at night lowers than 18°C (about 64°F). This month is perfect as the temperature is very well balanced between all the foreign travelers as upper Egypt is truly enjoyable, such as the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, and the tropical attractions are fascinating to be at.

Weather in Egypt in November

Temperature in Egypt in November

In November, Egypt experiences a transition to milder temperatures as summer wanes. Daytime temperatures range from the low to mid-20s Celsius (mid-70s to low 80s Fahrenheit) in Cairo and Luxor, while southern areas like Aswan can be slightly warmer. The weather is generally dry, with occasional brief showers marking the onset of the winter season. It’s an ideal time for outdoor exploration with comfortable conditions for sightseeing and activities.


Generally, the climate in Egypt is sunny and dry in the summer and moderate and rainy in the winter. The best time to visit Egypt is during autumn, winter, and early spring from October to April so that you can explore many historical sites and do many activities such as Nile cruise, camel ride, and many other activities in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria.
But in the summer you can enjoy the beauty of the cities on the Red Sea and do water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and many others.

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