Egypt enjoys one of the best climate designations in the Middle east; however it depends on the time of year and the area you’re visiting. Generally Egypt has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with no surprises expect for some occasional winter cold spells accompanied by light frost and even snow in northern areas.
Egypt is distinguished by its dry summers and balanced temperatures in winter, the only differences between the seasons here are variations in daytime temperatures and changes in prevailing winds.
Your clothes according to the climate
If you are coming in summer, we recommend packing light clothing, because you will enjoy much sunshine hours per day. Sunny warm hours are continued in winter, so it is not necessary for you to pack heavy warm clothes. Here you can enjoy more than 4,000 hours of sunshine per year.
The climate of Egypt
Throughout Egypt, the average annual temperature increases moving southward from Alexandria to Aswan. Alexandria is considered a popular resort due to its cooler temperatures during the summer compared to other destinations. While in southern Egypt, June temperatures can be as low as 10° C at night and as high as 41° C during the day when the sky is clear.
In the desert regions, summer temperatures range from 7° C at night to 43° C during the day, while in winter temperatures can be as low as 0° C at night and as high as 18° C during the day.
In coastal areas it ranges between an average minimum of 14° C in winter and an average maximum of 30° C in summer.