The best times to visit Marsa Matruh for ideal weather are
February 19th to June 10th
October 15th to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Marsa Matruh Travel Guide
Other Marsa Matruh Travel Info
Weather in Marsa Matruh
Average temperatures in Marsa Matruh vary somewhat. 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 74th 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 Matruh, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 87.8°F (31°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.2°F (22.9°C) at night.
Marsa Matruh Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Marsa Matruh 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.
Marsa Matruh Perceived Temperature (F)
Marsa Matruh Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Marsa Matruh 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 Marsa Matruh are April, 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 to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.
When can you find snow in Marsa Matruh? 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 Matruh.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Marsa Matruh (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
Marsa Matruh has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (54.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (66.6%).
Wind in Marsa Matruh is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and July. February’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 20.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 18.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Marsa Matruh.
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||10.2||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||11.3||Significant breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Mar||10.8||Gentle breeze||17.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|May||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.9||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.4||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.7||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Marsa Matruh?
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 Matruh, 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 Marsa Matruh 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 Marsa Matruh Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 68.1°F (20.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 Marsa Matruh, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 73.3°F (22.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Marsa Matruh to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.6°F (21.4°C) and 64.4°F (18°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.