Average Weather in Maţāy Egypt
In Maţāy, the summers are long, sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are short, cool, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 97°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 104°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Maţāy for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late July and from early August to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 4.7 months, from May 9 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is June 28, with an average high of 97°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 1 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 43°F and high of 67°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Maţāy, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Maţāy begins around May 25 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 21. On September 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 99% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 1% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 21 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 25. On November 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Maţāy does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 1%, with an average value of 0%.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
The length of the day in Maţāy varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:58 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 52 minutes later at 6:50 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 4:59 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 58 minutes later at 6:58 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Maţāy during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Maţāy experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 25 to October 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 8% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 15, with muggy conditions 32% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Maţāy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 10 to October 19, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 19 to April 10. The calmest day of the year is January 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Maţāy is from the north throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Maţāy throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Maţāy for general outdoor tourist activities are from early March to late April and from early October to late November, with a peak score in the first week of November.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Maţāy for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late July and from early August to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Maţāy are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 4 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 8 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 3.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Maţāy are 28.419 deg latitude, 30.779 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Maţāy is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 114 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (433 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,604 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Maţāy is covered by cropland (92%), within 10 miles by cropland (59%) and bare soil (34%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (82%) and cropland (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Maţāy, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Minya, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Maţāy.
At a distance of 38 kilometers from Maţāy, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Maţāy according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .