Average Weather in Al Fashn Egypt
In Al Fashn, 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 44°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 Al Fashn for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late July and from mid August to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 4.7 months, from May 10 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 97°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 1 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 44°F and high of 66°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 Al Fashn, 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 Al Fashn begins around May 25 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 21. On September 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% 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 29, 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
Al Fashn 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%.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 1% on November 17.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
The sliding 31-day quantity of rainfall in Al Fashn does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.0 inches of 0.0 inches throughout.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Al Fashn varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:57 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 53 minutes later at 6:50 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 4:58 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 0 minutes later at 6:58 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Al Fashn during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Al Fashn experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from June 22 to October 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 16, with muggy conditions 41% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Al Fashn experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 8 to October 18, with average wind speeds of more than 9.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 18 to April 8. 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 Al Fashn is from the north throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Al Fashn 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 Al Fashn 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 Al Fashn for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late July and from mid 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 Al Fashn 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 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 8 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 3.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Al Fashn are 28.824 deg latitude, 30.899 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Al Fashn contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 279 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 114 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (784 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,834 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Al Fashn is covered by cropland (78%) and water (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (60%) and bare soil (33%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (73%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Al Fashn, 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 Al Fashn.
At a distance of 84 kilometers from Al Fashn, 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 Al Fashn 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 .