When to go

In general, Egypt's climate is either dry and hot or very hot. The big exception is for December, January and February but only in the north of the country. Even during these months, temperatures remain relatively warm in the south but can easily drop below 10°C in Cairo, Alexandria and places on the Mediterranean coast.

Summarizing the climate situation, winter is, year after year, the high season in Egypt and summer – when maximum temperatures daily exceed 40°C and can approach 50°C – is the low season.

The intermediate months of March and April, such as October and November are considered by many to be the best times to visit the country.