What time of the year can we go on holiday to Egypt?
The right answer is any time. Tourists can travel to Egyptian resorts all year round, various kinds of activities and entertainment facilities can be always found there.
However, there are some peculiarities, summer and winter in Egypt are not exactly the same. Every season has some characteristic features, so, in order to choose the most suitable one for you, first of all, you should learn more about local weather conditions.
Egypt is located in the subtropical and tropical climate zones, so in summer it’s not just hot but boiling there: the temperature rises up to +40℃ and above. However, the average daytime temperature is rather moderate, in July it’s about +35℃.
It’s the best time for those who enjoy basking in the sun. Nevertheless, even heat-lovers are not recommended to spend too much time in the scorching sun at the hottest time of the day: no matter how much you like the feel of the sun’s rays on your skin, it never hurts to be cautious.
And what about winter? If you have a look at temperature charts for December, January and February, you will see that the average daily temperature during the winter months is between +20℃ and +25℃. For tourists from countries with a colder climate, such weather conditions are typical of summer, so they can swim in the sea and sunbathe as long as they want!
However, in fact it’s not so simple: the devil, as you know, is in the details…
In addition to the drop in average daily temperatures, in Egypt fairly strong winds blow in winter, therefore they make it feel much colder. So, if you still want to linger longer by the sea, when choosing a hotel, pay special attention to its location.
A cozy bay, safely sheltered from fierce winds by picturesque rocks – isn’t it a perfect place for a beach holiday? Anyway, take into account that not all swimmers and scuba divers will like the sea in Egypt in winter. The water cools down to +20℃, it’s surely not the icy water of the northern seas but also not the summer sea where you can dive in with no chills.
Moreover, it can be rather cool at nights, the average temperature is about +15℃ or lower. Of course, it’s unlikely to snow but you will certainly want to wrap up in three blankets, especially if there isn’t the heating mode on the air conditioner in your hotel room. Don’t forget to pack woolly socks and warm pajamas! Be sure that these items of clothing will be necessary.
Good news for those who can’t stand rain: it rains very rarely in Egypt, especially in the north of the Sinai Peninsula. And if it does start drizzling, water drops often evaporate before they reach the ground.
Winter is considered to be a rainy season in Egypt but it’s hardly possible to give those raindrops that the over-dried soil absorbs so quickly such a name. However, sometimes short rain still falls. Heavy rain pours down every few years, fully “compensating” the times of the absolutely clear sky.
And yet the number of sunny days in Egypt is just amazing: the country features almost 90% of sunny days per year while there are less than 1% of gloomy ones, and the rest are just cloudy.
Tourism in Egypt is booming in April, May, October and November, these months of the year are the most popular to go to resorts of the Red Sea. Nevertheless, in Egypt you can raise your Vitamin D levels very quickly even in winter as the vitamin is produced by people’s skin when it’s exposed to the sunlight. Strengthening the immune and nervous systems, regulation of metabolic pathways and much more – Vitamin D seems to be quite necessary for residents of not very sunny European countries, doesn’t it?
We sincerely wish you a warm Egyptian winter, but still, don’t forget to pack thick socks.