Hurghada weather in January and February

The weather in Hurghada is cloudy and warm in January and February.

In this article: What is Hurghada weather like in January and February? Is it warm in Hurghada in January? How hot is Hurghada in February? What are the average temperatures in January and February?

Here is all you need to know about Hurghadas holiday weather in January and February.


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Is Egypt warm in January? How hot is Hurghada weather in February?

January and February are by far the coldest months in Hurghada and in all Egypt. The weather in Hurghada January and February is pleasantly warm but not very hot. It’s windy, which makes the weather feel colder, especially in the evenings. This is why you should pack warmer clothes with you.

But don’t worry, the weather is still much warmer than in Europe.

Like said, Egypt is warm in January and February. You can go to the beach and enjoy the sun, but if you are looking for hot sun, Hurghada or Egypt is not the best destination for you in January or February.

The weather in Hurghada gets warmer in March and the sun is already very hot in May.

If you like to be outside in the sunshine, to explore ancient Egypt and do things, then Hurghada Egypt is a perfect winter destination for you.

Read more: Hurghada weather in March, April & May Things to do in Hurghada Egypt

Next: What to pack to Hurghada in January and February?



Personally, I love to spend winter in Egypt, it’s warm but not too hot!

Though the winter sun is not that hot, it warms and lights up the day. It’s possible to get tanned and you can lay on the beach. If the day is windy and cloudy, you may feel chilly, but when the sun shines, it also warms.

So don’t forget to pack your swimwear.

The weather is usually sunny and windy in January and February in Hurghada Egypt.
El Mashrabya beach hotel Hurghada Egypt in January.

Can I swim in the sea in the winter?

If you love swimming, choose a hotel which has heated pools. Otherwise, the water in the pools feels freezing cold. You can also swim in the sea if you dare. The average sea-water temperature in January is 22 Celsius degrees (71.6 F) and on February 23 Celsius degrees (73.4 F). It’s not actually even cold.

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What to pack to Hurghada in January and February?

Since the night temperature can drop as low as 10 Celcius Degrees (50 F) in January, it’s better to pack some warm clothes, especially for the evenings.

Pack a few warmer shirts, sweater, cardigan, jacket, long pants and closed shoes. But, you also need to pack summer clothes. It’s actually quite hard to pack for the winter months since you need both summer and winter clothes.

Hurghada weather in February may be cold, but you need pack your swimwear as well.
El Dahar Hurghada in February.

Pack the same clothes which you normally use at the end of the summer. Don’t pack winter clothes, it’s not that cold here!

There is no need for raincoats or umbrella since it’s raining only a few times a year in Hurghada. If it rains on your holiday to Hurghada, you will experience something rare.

Related post: What to wear in Egypt | A dress code for Hurghada Egypt

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Average temperatures in Hurghada in January and February

The average highest temperature in January in Hurghada Egypt is 22 Celsius degrees (71.6 F) and the lowest 11 Celsius degrees (51.8 F). In February the highest temperature is 23 Celsius degrees (73.4 F) and the lowest 12 Celsius degrees (51.8 F).

Hurghada weather in January | The averages temperatures:

  • Highest Temperature: 22 C (71.6 F)
  • Lowest Temperature: 11 C  (51.8 F)
  • Average temperature: 17 C (62.6 F)
  • Precipitation: 0.1 mm
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Wind: 19km/h
  • Pressure: 1018 Mbar
  • Dew point: 6 Celsius degrees
  • Daylight hours: 10.5 hours
  • Seawater temp: 23 C (73.4 F)

Hurghada weather in February | The average temperatures

  • Highest Temperature: 23 C (73.4 F)
  • Lowest Temperature: 12 C  (51.8 F)
  • Average temperature: 18 C (64.4 F)
  • Precipitation: 0.0 mm
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Wind: 20km/h
  • Pressure: 1016 Mbar
  • Dew point: 5 Celsius degrees
  • Daylight hours: 11 hours
  • Seawater temp: 22 C (71.6 F)

Next: What to do in Hurghada in January and February



Things to do in Hurghada in January and February

There are lots of things to do in Hurghada during the wintertime. Hurghada is an excellent winter holiday destination, especially with the kids. It’s warm and no need to be afraid of the sun all the time.

Usually, kids and adults, love to play around in the waterparks. Biggest waterparks in Hurghada and its surroundings are Jungle aquapark, Makadi water world & Titanic aqua park.

Visit water parks website, click the name and site opens to a new window.

Usually, tourists go for a boat trip to the sea and the islands close to Hurghada. If you visit Hurghada during the winter, consider twice before taking a sea trip. Last year my friends took a dolphin trip or something like that, and they said that it was freezing cold out there. If you want to go for a sea trip, check weather forecasts and choose the sunny day. Or take some warm clothes with you, in case it’s windy and cloudy.

Visit Accuweather or BBC weather to check the current weather in Hurghada.

Winter is the best time to visit Cairo and Luxor. It is the best time to do these trips and explore ancient Egypt. Read more about the trip from Hurghada to Luxor here.

Other good activities and places to visit in Hurghada are Hurghada Grand Aquarium, Sand City Museum, Coptic Church in El Dahar, Bowling just to name few. Here is a full list of things to do in Hurghada.

Things to do in Hurghada Egypt
Hurghada Grand Aquarium is a good place to visit during the wintertime.

All in all, Hurghada is an excellent holiday destination all around the year. No matter when you visit Egypt, it’s always sunny and there are things to do.

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