The best times to visit Egypt for ideal weather are

October 29th 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.

Find the Lowest Hotel Prices

 


Weather in Egypt

Temperature

Average temperatures in Egypt vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 65th 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 Egypt, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 98.4°F (36.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.

Egypt Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Key
High
Average
Low

Egypt Temperatures (Celsius)

Key
High
Average
Low

“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)

Key
High
Average
Low

Egypt Perceived Temperature (C)

Key
High
Average
Low

 

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 significant precipitation in Egypt are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st 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 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.

Chanceof 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 2% 0 0.3
Feb 2% 0 0.2
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 1% 0 0.1
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 2% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.8
Feb 2 0 0.5
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 1 0 0.3
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 2 0 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Egypt 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 December (47.9%).

Wind in Egypt is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Feb 6.7 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jun 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Jul 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Dec 6 Light breeze 10.8 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?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Jan 18, 2018 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. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. 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 nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant 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 the least 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 trivial amount: approximately 0 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 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 very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

Best Times to Travel › Egypt

Find the Lowest Hotel Prices