Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Egypt

We show the climate in Egypt by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Egypt

Average High and Low Temperature in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F105°F105°F110°F110°F76509667508664794510572NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 67°F69°F75°F83°F90°F95°F95°F95°F92°F86°F77°F69°F
Alexandria 64°F65°F68°F74°F78°F82°F85°F86°F84°F80°F74°F67°F
Luxor 72°F76°F84°F94°F101°F105°F105°F104°F101°F94°F83°F74°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 51°F52°F56°F61°F67°F72°F75°F75°F73°F67°F60°F53°F
Alexandria 50°F50°F53°F58°F64°F71°F75°F76°F72°F66°F59°F52°F
Luxor 46°F49°F56°F64°F72°F77°F79°F78°F74°F67°F56°F48°F

Cairo

Average Hourly Temperature in CairoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablecold

Alexandria

Average Hourly Temperature in AlexandriaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablecold

Luxor

Average Hourly Temperature in LuxorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolhotswelteringcomfortablehotcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Egypt

Chance of Clearer Skies in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%10072NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 77%79%81%77%82%97%99%99%98%87%76%73%
Alexandria 74%78%79%76%82%97%100%100%98%86%74%71%
Luxor 81%82%81%81%84%95%90%91%96%90%79%76%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Egypt

Daily Chance of Precipitation in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%3121NowNowAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 0.9d0.9d0.8d0.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.4d0.6d0.7d
Alexandria 3.5d2.6d1.4d0.5d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.7d1.7d3.1d
Luxor 0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.0d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Egypt

Average Monthly Rainfall in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.1 in0.1 in0.2 in0.2 in0.3 in0.3 in0.4 in0.4 in0.5 in0.5 in0.6 in0.6 in0.7 in0.7 in0.8 in0.8 in0.20.7NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 0.1″0.1″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.2″
Alexandria 0.6″0.5″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.4″0.7″
Luxor 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″

Hours of Daylight in Egypt

Hours of Daylight in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.110.2NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 10.5h11.1h12.0h12.9h13.7h14.1h13.8h13.2h12.3h11.4h10.6h10.2h
Alexandria 10.4h11.1h12.0h13.0h13.8h14.1h13.9h13.2h12.3h11.4h10.6h10.2h
Luxor 10.7h11.3h12.0h12.8h13.4h13.7h13.6h13.0h12.3h11.5h10.9h10.6h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Egypt

Chance of Muggy Conditions in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%65962NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.4d5.5d16.4d19.4d11.7d4.4d0.5d0.0d
Alexandria 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d2.7d16.9d28.1d29.0d19.8d8.3d1.2d0.1d
Luxor 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.4d0.3d0.3d0.2d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Egypt

Average Wind Speed in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph10.17.911.89.67.4NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 8.28.69.19.69.910.09.28.88.98.68.18.0
Alexandria 11.311.611.210.710.210.610.910.39.99.710.110.8
Luxor 7.88.38.88.99.410.310.010.19.68.07.57.5

Average Water Temperature in Egypt

Average Water Temperature in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FNaN8163NaNNowNowAlexandriaAlexandria
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Alexandria 65°F63°F63°F65°F69°F75°F79°F81°F80°F77°F73°F68°F

Tourism Score in Egypt

Tourism Score in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.44.38.75.8NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Egypt

Beach/Pool Score in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.10.99.50.38.52.2NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Egypt

Growing Season in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Egypt

Growing Degree Days in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FNowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Egypt

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in EgyptJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh8.53.43.04.3NowNowCairoCairoAlexandriaAlexandriaLuxorLuxor
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cairo 3.74.76.07.17.88.48.37.76.75.44.13.4
Alexandria 3.34.35.76.97.78.48.37.76.65.13.73.1
Luxor 4.75.66.77.58.08.58.37.97.16.04.94.3

This report illustrates the typical weather for Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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