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Average Weather in Ajā Egypt

In Ajā, the summers are long, hot, muggy, arid, and clear and the winters are cool, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 49°F to 95°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 102°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Ajā for hot-weather activities are from late May to early August and from mid August to mid October.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.5 months, from May 20 to October 2, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 95°F and low of 74°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 5 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 49°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in AjāJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotcold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Beeville, Texas, United States (7,148 miles away) and Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, United States (6,428 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ajā (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ajā, 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 Ajā begins around May 23 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 21. On July 1, 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 7.0 months, ending around May 23. On December 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AjāclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1100%Jul 1100%Dec 970%Dec 970%May 2384%May 2384%Oct 2185%Oct 2185%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

Ajā 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 5%, with an average value of 2%.

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 5% on January 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

The sliding 31-day quantity of rainfall in Ajā does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in AjāJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.1 in0.2 in0.3 in0.4 in0.5 in0.6 in0.7 in0.8 inJan 50.2 inJan 50.2 inJul 17-0.0 inJul 17-0.0 inMar 220.2 inMar 220.2 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ajā varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 8 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:50 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 3 minutes later at 6:53 AM on January 9. The earliest sunset is at 4:52 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 7:02 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ajā during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AjāJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 124:50 AMJun 124:50 AM7:02 PMJun 307:02 PMJun 30Dec 34:52 PMDec 34:52 PM6:53 AMJan 96:53 AMJan 9daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Ajā experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from June 4 to October 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 17, with muggy conditions 75% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AjāmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 280%Jan 280%75%Aug 1775%Aug 17Jun 419%Jun 419%Oct 1919%Oct 1919%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrymiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ajā experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from February 10 to July 30, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from July 30 to February 10. The calmest day of the year is December 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ajā varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 9.3 months, from March 2 to December 10, with a peak percentage of 79% on September 8. The wind is most often from the west for 2.7 months, from December 10 to March 2, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AjāWNWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westnortheastsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Ajā is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from June 30 to October 15, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 19, with an average temperature of 82°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 29 to April 18, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 62°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ajā 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 Ajā for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to mid May and from early October to early December, with a peak score in the first week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ajābest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.38.34.84.87.97.96.36.3precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Ajā for hot-weather activities are from late May to early August and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Ajābest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.98.90.80.88.88.88.08.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

Temperatures in Ajā 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in AjāJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 5 to August 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 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 3.1 months, from November 7 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 3.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ajā are 30.942 deg latitude, 31.290 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ajā is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 36 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 24 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (141 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (791 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ajā is covered by cropland (93%), within 10 miles by cropland (90%), and within 50 miles by cropland (79%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ajā, 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 are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ajā.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ajā according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Ajā is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ajā and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cairo International Airport (42%, 92 kilometers, south); Port Said Airport (38%, 99 kilometers, east); and Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (20%, 152 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.