Egypt Cairo Weather


Egypt Cairo Weather


Cairo Weather


All over Egypt, days are usually warm or hot, while nights are cool. The country has only two seasons wherein winters are mild from November to April and summers are hot from May to October. The differences between the two seasons are changes in daytime temperatures and variations in prevailing winds. Coastal regions have temperatures which range between an average low of 14 C during the cold season and an average high of 30 C during the hot season.
Temperatures differ drastically in the inland desert areas, specifically during summer, when they might range from 7 C at night to 43 C during the day.


In winter, the climate in the desert change less dramatically, but they can go as low as 0 C during the night and as high as 18 C during the day.


The average climate in the country increases moving southward from the Delta to the border of Sudan. Temperatures here are similar to those of the vast deserts to the east and west. On the northern side, the more temperate temperatures of the city of Alexandria during the summer have made it a popular resort.

All over the Delta and the northern Nile Valley, there are infrequent winter cold spells accompanied by a touch of frost and uniform snow. In Aswan to the south, June weather can be as low as 10 C at night and as high as 41 C during the day when the sky is cloudless.



Egypt gets as little as eighty millimeters of rain fall annually in most areas. Most precipitation occurs along the coast, but even the wettest area surrounding Alexandria gets only about 200 millimeters of precipitation annually. Alexandria has comparatively high humidity, but sea breezes help keep the moisture levels down.




On the southern side, the amount of precipitation decreases dramatically. Cairo gets a just a bit more than one centimeter of rain fall each year. But humidity in the city goes as high as 77 percent during the summer. But during the rest of the year, humidity plunges. The district south of Cairo gets very little rainfall. Some areas will go for a long time, sometimes years without rain and then a deluge of sudden downpours that usually result in flash floods.

Weather in Cairo

The area of Sinai receives a little more rainfall (about twelve centimeters yearly in the north) than the other dry areas, and the region is dotted by several wells and oasis, which sustain small population areas that had once been focal points on trade routes. Water drainage toward the Mediterranean Sea from the main plateau supplies sufficient humidity and rainfall to allow some farming in the coastal area, specifically near Al Arish. The hot spring wind is a phenomenon of Egypt's climate that blows across the country. Sirocoo, as the winds are known to Europeans is the Khamsin to Egyptians and it usually arrives in April but sometimes comes in March and May.


The winds sweep across Africa’s northern coast from the Isthmus of Suez in small but vigorous low-pressure bursts. Unimpeded by geographical obstacles, the winds reach high velocities and carry great amounts of sand and dust from the deserts.



Temperatures can rise to up to 20 C from accompanying winds in just two hours during these sandstorms. The winds blow irregularly and may go on for days, causing illness in people and livestock, destroy crops, and sometimes damage domiciles and buildings.



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