Apart from the thin strip of fertile land along the Nile River, Egypt is mostly a desert country, and thus, experiences an arid desert climate. The country experiences hot and dry weather all year round, except for the land adjacent to the coastline. There are only two major seasons here – the hot and blistering summers, and the warm and pleasant winters. Annual rainfall is low, and most of it is only enjoyed in coastal region, that too only during winters.
Winters in Egypt are pleasantly warm. There might be mild rainfall in places near the coast, and is the ideal time to explore the desert, or indulge in under-water sports in the Red Sea or Mediterranean Sea.
The best time to visit Egypt is during winters, between the months of November and April, when the weather is tolerable. However, this is also high tourist season, so hotel rates may be sky-high. Christmas and Easter are considered very high seasons. We recommend you book your Egypt holiday well in advance to keep your budget in check.
Summers in Egypt stretch from May to October. While these months can get uncomfortably hot during the day, the nights are mostly chilly, so it is advisable to always carry warm clothes, irrespective of when you decide to visit Egypt. Flights to Egypt throughout the months of June, July and August come with a lot of discounts and attractive offers. Thus, if you’re on a budget, it is advisable to travel to Egypt during these months.
Climate and tourism notwithstanding, you also need to keep a check on Islamic calendar and its related celebrations as they can affect your travel. The most imperative element is Ramadan, the holy month of fasting during the day, which can be troublesome for eating and transportation.
Apart from the thin strip of fertile land along the Nile River, Egypt is mostly a desert country, and thus, experiences an arid desert climate. The country experiences hot and dry weather all yea...