Seasons and Weather
Egypt benefits from generally high temperatures due to its desert location. This is especially true during the summer months from May to August, when the sun can be very strong and temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. If you're visiting Egypt during this time, take plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water. 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 the perfect time to enjoy the Red Sea for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. Scuba diving can be enjoyed year-round in places such as Hurghada.
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