The best times to visit Al Arish for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 20th


October 22nd to December 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Al Arish Travel Info

Weather in Al Arish


Average temperatures in Al Arish vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Al Arish, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 93°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.

Al Arish Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Al Arish Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Al Arish Perceived Temperature (F)


Al Arish Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Al Arish Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 66.9 54.8 44.9
Feb 69.4 56.8 46.9
Mar 73.9 61.3 50.3
Apr 78.6 65.6 53.8
May 84.2 71.7 60
Jun 88.6 77 66.1
Jul 91 80.5 70.6
Aug 92.2 81.8 72.2
Sep 89.4 79 69.2
Oct 85.3 73.7 63.7
Nov 78.7 65.9 56.1
Dec 71.6 58.2 47.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 19.4 12.7 7.2
Feb 20.8 13.8 8.3
Mar 23.3 16.3 10.2
Apr 25.9 18.7 12.1
May 29 22.1 15.6
Jun 31.4 25 18.9
Jul 32.8 26.9 21.4
Aug 33.4 27.7 22.3
Sep 31.9 26.1 20.7
Oct 29.6 23.2 17.6
Nov 25.9 18.8 13.4
Dec 22 14.6 8.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Al Arish are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Al Arish? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Al Arish.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Al Arish (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 0.6
Feb 5% 0 0.5
Mar 3% 0 0.4
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 1% 0 0.3
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 2% 0 0.5
Nov 3% 0 0.3
Dec 2% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 1.5
Feb 5 0 1.3
Mar 3 0 1
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 1 0 0.8
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 2 0 1.3
Nov 3 0 0.8
Dec 2 0 1


Humidity and Wind

Al Arish has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (57.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (65.2%).

Wind in Al Arish is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Al Arish.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.4 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.8 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61.6%
Feb 60.7%
Mar 58.2%
Apr 57.7%
May 58.1%
Jun 60.9%
Jul 64.7%
Aug 64.8%
Sep 61.6%
Oct 62.9%
Nov 65.2%
Dec 59.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Al Arish?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Egypt; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 30, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Al Arish, Egypt is June, followed by March and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Al Arish in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.9 in November means 67.9% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Al Arish Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 70.1°F (21.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Al Arish, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 76.3°F (24.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Al Arish to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.6°F (23.7°C) and 65°F (18.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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