Seasons and Weather
Temperatures in Egypt are generally high, particularly during the summer months from May to August, when the sun can be very strong. If you're visiting Egypt during this time, take plenty of sunscreen. It's still fine to visit Egypt at these times of year and the heat is more dry than humid.
In Cairo and the Nile Delta region, winter (October to February) can be cooler, especially in the evenings and at night, so take a jacket, long-sleeved tops and trousers. The south remains warm during this time but again, temperatures do drop in the evenings. This is the best time to visit Egypt for sightseeing if you want to avoid the hot sun.
The shoulder months of September, March and April offer pleasant daytime temperatures and are considered ideal months to enjoy the Red Sea for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. Scuba diving can be enjoyed year-round.
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