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
Weather in Egypt
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)
Egypt 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.
Egypt Perceived Temperature (F)
Egypt Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Egypt (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
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.