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Egypt: Best Time to Visit


Egypt has two seasons. It enjoys a mild winter which lasts from October to April and a hot summer from May to September. The peak season for tourism tends to be in December and January when prices are at their highest and the tourist sites at their busiest. In the summer, the heat can make sightseeing uncomfortable. Interestingly, the evenings all-year-round can be cool especially in Cairo and Alexandria. There is little rain south of Cairo. Even in Alexandria, on the Mediterranean, does not have that much rain. Many of Egypt’s ancient sites are in desert regions.

If considering a stay on the Red Sea coast, June to September is a good time to visit the beach resorts. Despite being the peak of summer, temperatures on the coast are much cooler than those of the rest of Egypt.

Average Temperatures.

 

Jan

Apr

Jun

Aug

Oct

Dec

Cairo 14C/57F 21C/70F 27C/81F 28C/82F 23C/73F 19C/66F
Luxor 22C/72F 33C/91F 33C/91F 39C/102F 33C/91F 23C/73F
Aswan 23C/73F 35C/95F 41C/106F 40C/104F 36C/97F 24C/75F
Hurghada 21C/70F 29C/84F 35C/95F 34C/93F 29C/84F 22C/72F
Alexandria 17C/63F 24C/75F 27C/81F 31C/88F 26C/79F 18C/64F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.


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