The best times to visit Sharm el Sheikh 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.
Sharm el Sheikh Travel Guide
Other Sharm el Sheikh Travel Info
Weather in Sharm el Sheikh
Average temperatures in Sharm el Sheikh 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 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 Sharm el Sheikh, 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 98°F (36.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80°F (26.7°C) at night.
Sharm el Sheikh Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sharm el Sheikh 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.
Sharm el Sheikh Perceived Temperature (F)
Sharm el Sheikh Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sharm el Sheikh 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 Sharm el Sheikh are January, May, 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 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 Sharm el Sheikh? 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 Sharm el Sheikh.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sharm el Sheikh (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
Sharm el Sheikh has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (39.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (51.6%).
Wind in Sharm el Sheikh is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is June, followed by August and July. June’s average wind speed of around 16.1 knots (18.5 MPH or 29.8 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 August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 23.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sharm el Sheikh.
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||10.4||Gentle breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.2||Significant breeze||19||Strong breeze|
|Mar||12.8||Significant breeze||21.3||Strong breeze|
|Apr||13.3||Significant breeze||21.2||Strong breeze|
|May||14.1||Significant breeze||21.3||Strong breeze|
|Jun||16.1||Significant breeze||22.5||Very strong breeze|
|Jul||14.9||Significant breeze||21.2||Strong breeze|
|Aug||15||Significant breeze||22.2||Very strong breeze|
|Sep||14.7||Significant breeze||22.5||Strong breeze|
|Oct||11||Significant breeze||20||Strong breeze|
|Nov||9.8||Gentle breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
|Dec||9.9||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sharm el Sheikh?
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 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt is July, followed by January and March. 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 Sharm el Sheikh in November. 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 Sharm el Sheikh Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.4°F (33°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 Sharm el Sheikh, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 77.1°F (25.1°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 Sharm el Sheikh to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.