Today's Weather Here
has one of the hottest and sunniest climates in the world, although
on the whole it can be best described as mild. While the mid summer
months can get quite hot, the heat is less taxing than else-where
because of low humidity. For the rest of the year the weather is
ideal, and sunny. Rainy days are few and far between in Cairo, and
nearly unknown in Upper Egypt. Cairo can be chilly from December
to February, and very hot from June to September, though the heat
is often relieved by a northerly breeze with temperatures dropping
during the night. Therefore, it would be wise to pack both lightweight
and warm clothing.
North Coast and part of the Delta area is influenced by the Mediterranean
climate zone, while a subtropical climate reigns over the rest of
Egypt. The temperature increases as you travel from North to South.
The weather in the summer is hot and dry which means that the temperature
reaches 45 degrees. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt from May to
October are usually compensated for by extremely low humidity. The
winter is dry and mild which means that the temperature varies between
13 and 21 degrees celsius. It rarely rains except on the coast.
The Mediterranean Sea area has the most rainfall in Egypt.