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Egyptian summer is hot and dry in most of the country and humid in the Delta and along the Mediterranean Coast. In recent years the humidity has spread to Cairo and the city swelters in August. Winter is mild with some rain, but usually there are bright, sunny days with cold  nights.

The climate of Egypt is characterized by a hot season from May to September and a cool season from November to March. Extreme temperatures during both seasons are moderated by the prevailing northern winds.   In the coastal region average annual temperatures range from a maximum of 99° F (37° C) to a minimum of 57° F (14° C). Wide variations of temperature occur in the deserts, ranging from a maximum of 114° F (46° C) during daylight hours to a minimum of 42° F (6° C) after sunset. During the winter season desert temperatures often drop to 32° F (0° C).

The most humid area is along the Mediterranean coast, where the average annual rainfall is about 200 mm. Precipitation decreases rapidly to the south; Cairo receives on average only about 29 mm of rain every year, and in many desert locations it may rain only once in several years!

Month Type Cairo
Min/Max
Alexandria
Min/Max
Luxor
Min/Max
Aswan
Min/Max
Hurghada
Air/Water
Average

Jan

C
F

8.6/19.1
47/66

9.3/18.3
49/65

5.4/23
42/74

8/23.8
46/75

24/18
75/64

Feb

C
F

9.3/21
48/69

9.7/19.2
49/67

6.8/25.4
44/78

9.4/26.1
49/79

25/18
77/64

March

C
F

11.2/23.7
52/75

11.3/21
52/70

10.7/29
51/84

12.6/30.4
54/86

26/20
79/68

April

C
F

13.9/28.2
56/83

14.5/23.6
58/75

15.7/35
60/95

17.5/36
63/97

31/25
88/77

May

C
F

17.4/32.4
63/90

16.7/26.5
62/80

20.7/39.3
69/103

21.1/38.5
71/101

35/26
95/79

June

C
F

19.9/34.5
68/95

20.4/28.2
69/83

22.6/41
72/107

24.2/42.1
76/108

37/28
99/82

July

C
F

21.5/35.4
71/96

22.7/29.6
73/86

23.6/40.8
74/106

24.5/42
76/108

40/28
107/82

Aug

C
F

21.6/34.8
71/95

22.9/30.4
73/87

23.5/41
74/107

24.7/41.3
76/107

42/29
108/84

Sept

C
F

19.9/23.3
68/89

21.3/29.4
71/85

21.5/38.5
71/101

22.2/39.6
72/103

38/27
100/81

Oct

C
F

17.8/29.8
64/86

17.9/27.7
64/82

17.8/35.1
64/95

19.3/36.6
66/99

32/25
90/77

Nov

C
F

12.1/24.1
54/75

14.8/24.4
59/76

12.3/29.6
54/85

14.5/30.2
58/86

26/23
79/73

Dec

C
F

10.4/20.7
51/69

11.2/20.4
52/69

7.7/24.8
45/76

9.9/20.5
50/69

26/19
79/66