The best times to visit Egypt for ideal weather are

October 29th to April 15th

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

 


Egypt Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Egypt

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Egypt vary somewhat and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 2 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Egypt, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 98.4°F (36.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.6°F (24.8°C) at night.

    Egypt Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Low

    Egypt Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “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.

    Egypt Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Egypt Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Egypt 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 69.1 58.2 47.9
    Feb 72.2 61.1 50.4
    Mar 77.9 66.4 55
    Apr 84.2 72.6 60.8
    May 90.4 79 67.3
    Jun 95.4 84.2 72.7
    Jul 96.7 86.2 75.6
    Aug 97.6 87.1 76.6
    Sep 93.9 83.4 73.2
    Oct 88 77.5 67.4
    Nov 79.5 68.7 58.6
    Dec 72 61 51.1

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 20.6 14.6 8.8
    Feb 22.3 16.2 10.2
    Mar 25.5 19.1 12.8
    Apr 29 22.6 16
    May 32.4 26.1 19.6
    Jun 35.2 29 22.6
    Jul 35.9 30.1 24.2
    Aug 36.4 30.6 24.8
    Sep 34.4 28.6 22.9
    Oct 31.1 25.3 19.7
    Nov 26.4 20.4 14.8
    Dec 22.2 16.1 10.6

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Egypt are January, February, and then December. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 0.4 days with significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

    When can you find snow in Egypt? 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 Egypt.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 5.7 0 0.01
    Feb 5.7 0 0.01
    Mar 2.9 0 0
    Apr 1.4 0 0
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 1.4 0 0
    Nov 2.9 0 0
    Dec 2.9 0 0.01

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 5.7 0 0.03
    Feb 5.7 0 0.03
    Mar 2.9 0 0
    Apr 1.4 0 0
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 1.4 0 0
    Nov 2.9 0 0
    Dec 2.9 0 0.03

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Egypt has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is May (33.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (47.9%).

    Wind in Egypt is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.3 KPH) is considered “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-March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 6 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6.7 a light breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze
    Mar 7.3 a gentle breeze 12.7 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.3 a gentle breeze 12.8 a moderate breeze
    May 7.4 a gentle breeze 12.9 a moderate breeze
    Jun 7.7 a gentle breeze 13.1 a moderate breeze
    Jul 7.4 a gentle breeze 12.7 a moderate breeze
    Aug 7.1 a gentle breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Sep 7.1 a gentle breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Oct 6.3 a light breeze 11.2 a moderate breeze
    Nov 5.7 a light breeze 10.4 a moderate breeze
    Dec 6 a light breeze 10.8 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 47.3
    Feb 41.9
    Mar 37.8
    Apr 34.1
    May 33.2
    Jun 34.4
    Jul 38.7
    Aug 38.9
    Sep 40.7
    Oct 43.6
    Nov 47.2
    Dec 47.9

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

    As of 6/27/2017 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.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Egypt is January, followed by July and August. 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 Egypt in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.7 in December means 58.7% of the tourists vs. January.

    Overall Egypt Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Egypt, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 94.7°F (34.8°C) and 77°F (25°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is somewhat cold this time of year in Egypt to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.3°F (23.5°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are busy with tourists.