Egypt Weather and climate








Egypt Weather and Climate


Egypt Weather and Climate


Egypt Weather

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 April.


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.


The winter's 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` damages.

Egypt Climate and Weather

As 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.

In 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.



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