Egypt weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Egypt

The best time to visit in Egypt is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Egypt is 35°C in August and the lowest is 21°C in January. The water temperature is between 24°C and 30°C.

Egypt has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Egypt or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Southeast Egypt by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 21 23 25 28 31 33 34 35 33 30 26 23
Water temp. (°C) 25 24 24 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Precipitation (mm) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Average weather Northeast Egypt by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 21 22 24 27 30 33 34 35 33 30 26 22
Water temp. (°C) 25 23 23 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Precipitation (mm) 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1

Average weather North Egypt by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 22 25 28 30 33 34 35 33 30 25 20
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1
Climate data from city: Cairo

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14 day weather forecast Egypt

The weather for in Egypt will be 34° till 35° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Egypt is based on the weather conditions in the city of Cairo.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
23°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 9
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
24°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
24°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 8
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
24°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
25°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 8
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
25°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
25°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
40°
24°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 3
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
22°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 3
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 3
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
21°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3

Climate Egypt

Click on a region of Egypt to view the climate:

Climate table of Southeast Egypt (Marsa Alam)

Southeast Egypt has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southeast Egypt is 29° degrees and there is about 8 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 356 days a year with an average humidity of 49% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 21 23 25 28 31 33 34 35 33 30 26 23
Night temp. (°C) 16 17 19 21 24 27 28 29 27 24 21 18
Water temp. (°C) 25 24 24 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Days with rain 1 - - 1 1 - - - - 1 1 -
Dry days 30 28 31 29 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 12 12 13 12 12 10 10 9 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 5
Climate data from city: Marsa Alam

Climate table of Northeast Egypt (Sharm el Sheikh)

Northeast Egypt has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Northeast Egypt is 28° degrees and there is about 19 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 354 days a year with an average humidity of 46% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 21 22 24 27 30 33 34 35 33 30 26 22
Night temp. (°C) 17 18 19 22 25 27 28 29 28 26 22 18
Water temp. (°C) 25 23 23 24 26 28 30 30 29 29 28 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1
Days with rain 1 1 1 2 1 - - - - 1 1 1
Dry days 30 27 30 28 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 12 12 13 13 13 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 5
Climate data from city: Sharm el Sheikh

Climate table of North Egypt (Cairo)

North Egypt has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Egypt is 28° degrees and there is about 14 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 353 days a year with an average humidity of 49% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 22 25 28 30 33 34 35 33 30 25 20
Night temp. (°C) 10 18 19 21 25 27 28 29 27 26 16 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1
Days with rain 1 1 - 1 1 - - - - 1 1 2
Dry days 30 27 31 29 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 12 12 13 13 12 10 10 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 4 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 6 5 4
Climate data from city: Cairo

Egypt weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Egypt? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Egypt?

Egypt lies in a straight line about 6,879 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Cairo).

How long is the flight to Egypt?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Egypt is approximately 9 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Egypt?

These are the largest airports in Egypt:

How many inhabitants are there in Egypt?

Egypt has approximately 97,207,600 inhabitants.

How big is Egypt?

The area of Egypt is around 1,001,450 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Egypt?

The capital of Egypt is Cairo.

What is the currency of Egypt?

In Egypt the Egyptian pound (EGP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 September 2021

  • 1 Egyptian pound = 1.01 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.99 Egyptian pound
  • 10 Egyptian pound = 10.11 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 9.89 Egyptian pound
  • 100 Egyptian pound = 101.13 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 98.92 Egyptian pound

What is the area code of Egypt?

The area code to call Egypt is +20.