If you plan a visit in Egypt and you
wonder about the weather, then you should know that in Egypt
are two seasons: summer and winter.
The summer lasts from
May until October and the winter lasts from November to
The summer's days are in general very warm but the
nights are breezy. The winters are mild.
The variations of
the temperatures during the day and the winds` changes are
the main differences between the two seasons.
temperature minimum in the costal areas is about 14° C and
the summer maximum temperature is about 30° C.
In the inland desert
zones the summer temperature may vary from 7° C in
the night, to 43° C in the daytime. The winter's
temperatures in the desert zones can touch 0° C in
the night and 18° C in the daytime.
In Egypt North the temperatures are cooler,
even in the summer period, like in Alexandria, which
became a very visited resort due to its
temperatures. In the Egypt south (like in Aswan,
for example), the summer's temperature can be about
10° C in the night, and about 41° C in the daytime.
You can enjoy some Egyptian snow if you travel to
Nile Valley North, where sometimes may snow in the
winter, or the frost may appear.
Egypt weather's “star” is a wind
called by Egyptians the khamsin, that blows in April, but
may appear in March or May too. In Europe this hot wind is
called the sirocco.
This wind usually reaches high speeds
and brings with it big quantities of dust and sand. The
sirocco's speed may reach 140 km on hour and may last many
days. Because of it the temperature can rise with 20° C in
couple of hours. This wind is responsible for people's and
animals` illness, for the houses destructions and crops`
regarding the precipitations in Egypt, this is a
rare thing. Only 80 millimeters of water wets Egypt
in a year. In Alexandria falls the biggest quantity
of water from Egypt, 200 millimeters in a year.
Alexandria the humidity is somewhat high but the
moisture's level is a low one due to the sea
breeze. In Cairo the quantity of precipitations is
even smaller: one cm of water on a year. The
humidity is low, excepting the summer when the
humidity is 77%.
There are areas in Egypt when it
doesn't rain for years and when it happens to rain, the
quantity of water is so big that the floods appears. The
zones from the Cairo's south are visited by a few rainfalls
from time to time.
From all the Egypt desert zones, the
North of Sinai desert receives twelve cm of water on year,
more than the other desert areas. The Sinai desert also has
many oases and fountains that make the climate from the
desert more pleasant for the small number of people that
live there and for the tourists.