The best times to visit Marsa Alam for ideal weather are

November 5th 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.

 

 


Other Marsa Alam Travel Info

Weather in Marsa Alam

Temperature

Average temperatures in Marsa Alam vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 66th 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 Marsa Alam, 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 93.6°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81.8°F (27.7°C) at night.

Marsa Alam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Marsa Alam 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.

Marsa Alam Perceived Temperature (F)

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Marsa Alam Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Marsa Alam 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan71.263.755.7
Feb73.666.158.1
Mar76.77062.2
Apr81.17567.6
May86.780.974
Jun90.485.279.1
Jul91.686.980.7
Aug9388.281.6
Sep89.884.978.5
Oct8679.973.4
Nov8073.365.9
Dec74.467.259.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan21.817.613.2
Feb23.118.914.5
Mar24.821.116.8
Apr27.323.919.8
May30.427.223.3
Jun32.429.626.2
Jul33.130.527.1
Aug33.931.227.6
Sep32.129.425.8
Oct3026.623
Nov26.722.918.8
Dec23.619.615.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Marsa Alam are February, March, and then April. 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 late December with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Marsa Alam? 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 Marsa Alam.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan1%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct0%00
Nov0%00
Dec1%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May000
Jun000
Jul000
Aug000
Sep000
Oct000
Nov000
Dec100

 

Humidity and Wind

Marsa Alam has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (34.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (52.9%).

Wind in Marsa Alam is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by June and May. March’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.5 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 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.6Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Feb6.7Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Mar7.3Gentle breeze12.7Significant breeze
Apr6.8Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
May6.8Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
Jun6.9Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Jul5.9Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Aug6Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Sep6.5Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Nov6.6Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Dec6.6Light breeze11.3Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan48.6%
Feb45.6%
Mar43.5%
Apr37.9%
May35.9%
Jun34.4%
Jul41.4%
Aug39.3%
Sep47.9%
Oct52.9%
Nov49.7%
Dec46.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Marsa Alam?

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 Marsa Alam, Egypt is January, followed by November and December. 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 Marsa Alam 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

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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 31.3 in June means 31.3% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Marsa Alam Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°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 slowest season for tourism in Marsa Alam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 78°F (25.6°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 second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Marsa Alam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 69.7°F (20.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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