The climate year of Egypt
Egypt is almost completely covered by desert and semi-desert. The country, rich in culture and history, has a dry climate with very hot summers and mild winters. In the desert area, temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius. From north to south there is an increase in heat. Strong temperature fluctuations in the course of the day are just as typical as the extremely low precipitation tendency. In the highlands of the Sinai Mountains, it can get quite cold at night. A temperate climate dominates, especially on the Red Sea coast and in the Nile Delta. The summer months there are bearable with maximum temperatures around 35 degrees. This is also due to the low humidity. Winter nights are pleasantly mild. The water temperature of the Red Sea invites you to swim all year round.
General information about Egypt
The famous pyramids from the Pharaonic era, a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan or a dreamlike beach vacation at the Red Sea: The fascination of Egypt attracts many visitors to the country all year round. The Suez Canal is also impressive. As an artificial waterway, it represents the economically important connection between the European Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. The waters of the Nile and the Aswan Dam ensure fertile cultivation opportunities in Egypt. Many tourists visit famous places and monuments year after year: Cairo, Giza, Alexandria and Luxor. This usually includes a side trip to the Valley of the Kings. Swimming, diving and relaxing can be done in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh at the Red Sea. Near the Sudanese border is the Gebel Elba National Park, which is visited by many tourists.
Round trips and desert tours should take place in the months of October to March. Due to very high temperatures in summer, trips to the desert or to Aswan and Luxor should be avoided if possible. The most pleasant time to travel to the Mediterranean coast is from May to September. At the Red Sea a bathing vacation is possible all year round because of the air and water temperatures. In Hurghada, the average maximum temperatures between June and September are 33 to 34 degrees Celsius. At night about 25 degrees Celsius are reached during this time. In April, May and October, average daytime temperatures reach 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. At night, temperatures drop to about twenty degrees or a little below. The winter months are significantly cooler. From December to March, average daytime temperatures reach 19 to 22 degrees. However, maximum temperatures can reach up to 25 degrees. At night, it is cooler at around 12 to 13 degrees. Rain is hardly to be expected.