When is the best time to go to Egypt?

When is the best time to go to Egypt? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Egypt, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • The weather is good all year in Cairo
  • On average, the warmest months in Cairo are June, July, August and September, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The cities with the best climate are Cairo, Alexandria, Shibin El Kom, Siwa, Abu Kabir, Al Fayyum, Al Mahallah al Kubra, Al Mansurah, Banha, Bani Mazar, Bani Suwayf, Bilqas, Damanhur, Damietta, Disuq, Idku, Ismailia, Kafr ash Shaykh, Mallawi, Port Said, Qina, Sohag, Suez, Tahta and Zifta, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Alexandria are July, August and September

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Egypt for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 59°F to 70°F
9%
February 61°F to 72°F
8%
March 65°F to 77°F
4%
April 68°F to 85°F
3%
May 76°F to 92°F
2%
June 81°F to 95°F
0%
July 85°F to 97°F
0%
August 85°F to 99°F
1%
September 83°F to 95°F
1%
October 79°F to 88°F
2%
November 68°F to 79°F
7%
December 61°F to 74°F
7%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Egypt by cities

Cairo

Best time to go to Cairo

The best months to go to Cairo are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Alexandria

Best time to go to Alexandria

The best months to go to Alexandria are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Hurghada

Best time to go to Hurghada

The best months to go to Hurghada are january, february, march, april, may, june, october, november and december.

Luxor

Best time to go to Luxor

The best months to go to Luxor are january, february, march, april, may, september, october, november and december.

Marsa Alam

Best time to go to Marsa Alam

The best months to go to Marsa Alam are january, february, march, april, may, june, october, november and december.

Sharm El Sheikh

Best time to go to Sharm El Sheikh

The best months to go to Sharm El Sheikh are january, february, march, april, may, june, october, november and december.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Egypt

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Egypt and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Egypt?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Cairo72°F76°F81°F90°F95°F101°F103°F104°F97°F92°F83°F74°F
Alexandria68°F68°F72°F77°F83°F88°F90°F92°F90°F85°F77°F72°F
Hurghada74°F76°F79°F86°F92°F97°F101°F103°F99°F92°F83°F76°F
Luxor74°F79°F86°F95°F103°F106°F108°F108°F104°F97°F85°F76°F
Marsa Alam76°F77°F81°F88°F94°F99°F101°F101°F99°F94°F85°F79°F
Sharm El Sheikh74°F76°F79°F85°F92°F97°F101°F101°F99°F92°F85°F77°F
Aswan76°F81°F88°F95°F103°F106°F108°F106°F103°F97°F85°F77°F
Shibin El Kom72°F74°F81°F88°F95°F101°F103°F104°F99°F92°F83°F76°F
Siwa68°F72°F79°F88°F95°F101°F103°F103°F97°F90°F79°F70°F
Abu Kabir70°F74°F79°F86°F94°F99°F103°F103°F97°F90°F81°F74°F
Al Fayyum70°F74°F81°F90°F95°F101°F103°F103°F97°F90°F81°F72°F
Al Mahallah al Kubra70°F74°F79°F86°F94°F99°F101°F103°F97°F90°F81°F74°F
Al Mansurah70°F74°F79°F86°F94°F99°F101°F103°F97°F90°F81°F74°F
Banha70°F74°F81°F88°F95°F101°F103°F103°F99°F92°F81°F74°F
Bani Mazar68°F74°F81°F88°F95°F101°F103°F101°F97°F90°F79°F70°F
Bani Suwayf70°F74°F81°F90°F97°F101°F103°F103°F97°F90°F81°F72°F
Bilqas70°F72°F76°F83°F90°F95°F99°F99°F95°F88°F81°F74°F
Damanhur68°F70°F76°F83°F88°F94°F95°F95°F94°F86°F79°F72°F
Damietta67°F68°F70°F76°F81°F88°F92°F94°F90°F85°F77°F70°F
Disuq68°F72°F76°F83°F88°F94°F95°F97°F94°F88°F79°F72°F

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Is this weather information for Egypt reliable?

Climate data for Egypt has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Egypt allows us to determine the average for each month in Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Aswan, Shibin El Kom, and 24 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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