Egypt’s location within the North African desert belt, between the Mediterranean and the 23rd parallel north of the Equator, means a low annual rainfall as well as sunshine throughout the year (about 315 days of sunshine). Within Egypt, there is a contrast between the coastal Mediterranean climate and the hot dryness of the interior, however, in these desert areas, there is a sharp contrast between day and night temperatures.
The winter months of January and February can be quite cool, especially in the area of the delta and the Mediterranean. However, the further south one goes, the higher the temperature and the lower the humidity will become.
Deciding when to go to Egypt depends a lot on where one wants to go. Everywhere south of Cairo can be uncomfortably hot in the summer months (June-August), especially Luxor and Aswan, so winter (December-February) is definitely the best time to visit these areas. Summer is also the time when the Mediterranean coast is at its most crowded, but winter in Cairo can get quite cool. March to May is the best time to enjoy the warm days without the crush of bodies on the beaches and the midday heat of high summer.
Egypt Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Egypt.
Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!
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