The best times to visit Cairo for ideal weather are
October 22nd to April 29th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cairo Travel Guide
Weather in Cairo
Average temperatures in Cairo 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 68th 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 Cairo, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 96.8°F (36°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77°F (25°C) at night.
Cairo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cairo Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Cairo Perceived Temperature (F)
Cairo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cairo 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cairo are March, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.
When can you find snow in Cairo? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cairo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cairo (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cairo has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (33.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (50.8%).
Wind in Cairo is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cairo.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.4||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.4||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.2||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.1||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|May||8||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.9||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.6||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.9||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cairo?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Egypt; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Mar 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cairo, Egypt is May, followed by March and February. 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 Cairo in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Cairo Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.2°F (34°C) and 71.6°F (22°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 the slowest season for tourism in Cairo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.2°F (34°C) and 75°F (23.9°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 fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Cairo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.5°F (22.5°C) and 65.1°F (18.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.