Sara and John say...
Whether you’re exploring the busy streets of Cairo, visiting the Pyramids in the desert or the ancient Pharaonic tombs, your comfort will be affected by the weather.
The cooler winter months are most popular for many. Daytime temperatures are within the comfort zone of the high teens to low 20s Celsius. Nights can be chilly, though, especially in the desert. The weather is dry and sunny for much of the time, although the Mediterranean coast does experience more cloud and occasional showers.
Through the spring, temperatures rise sharply. Sunny skies prevail, but sandstorms can be whipped up by the Khamsin wind that sometimes sweeps across the desert, especially through April and May.
By June the midday heat becomes quite scorching, and protection and hydration are essential through the ensuing summer months.
Daytime temperatures regularly range between 30 and 40 Celsius; and occasionally even higher. It’s a dry heat in the desert, but around the Nile Delta and towards the Mediterranean coast, humidity can be quite high. So the breezes, especially around the Red Sea, provide a welcome relief.
As autumn arrives, the heat becomes less intense and more tolerable. And although showers become more prevalent at times, the weather remains dry and sunny for much of the time, making this a more comfortable time to visit.