What is the weather like in Hurghada? What is the best time to visit Egypt’s Hurghada? What’s the weather like in the winter? What about in the summer? Is it hot in Hurghada? Is it ever cold?
Here is all you need to know about the weather in Hurghada:
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Hurghada weather month by month
Is the weather in Hurghada good? Yes, it is. Does it ever rain in Hurghada? Yes, but only a few times in a year. If it does rain on your holiday to Hurghada, then you are experiencing something rare.
Most of us want to escape the winter and spend a holiday in a place where the weather is good and warm. If you are a person like this, then your next holiday destination should definitely be Egypt.
The weather in Egypt, especially in the Red Sea area, is always good compared to the winter weather in Europe.
Maximum and minimum average temperatures in Hurghada Egypt.
The climate in Egypt is a subtropical desert, which means mild winters and extremely hot summers. During the summer temperatures may easily rise over +40 Celsius degrees (104 F) and in the winter night temperature can barely reach 10 Celsius degrees (50 F).
Here in this article, you’ll find all the important information about Hurghada weather by month from average temperatures to packing information.
What is the best time to visit Hurghada? What is the best month to visit Egypt?
The best time to travel to Egypt is from October to April. My favourite months are October, November, March and April.
Next: Hurghada weather in December, January and February | Average temperatures
Hurghada weather in December, in January and in February | The average temperatures
Even if you visit Egypt in the winter, when the weather is coldest, there will be very warm days when you can enjoy the Egyptian sun.
In the Red Sea area resorts like Hurghada, El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh & Makadi Bay winters are warm and maximum average temperatures are over 20 Celsius degrees (68 Fahrenheit) even in the coldest months of the year.
- DECEMBER max. 22 C (71.6 F) and min. 13 C (55. F)
- JANUARY max. 24 C (75.2 F) and min. 11 C (51.8 F)
- FEBRUARY max. 24 C (75.2 F) and min 12 (53.6 F)
If you travel to Hurghada during the winter, prepare for the cold nights and warm days. The coldest month of the year is January when the average temperature is only 17 Celsius degrees (62.6 F).
Especially evenings in the winter can be very chilly, mostly because it’s windy. Also, sandstorms are also possible.
Next: What to pack and wear?
What clothes to wear in Hurghada in December?
Pack up some warm clothes for example a cardigan, a jacket, a hoodie, long pants, a scarf and socks.
But remember, you aren’t travelling to Alaska (though it’s a common joke in the streets of Hurghada). Don’t fill your luggage with winter clothes, because you’re also going to need summer clothes.
Days are warm and sunbathing is possible in Hurghada in January and February. If it’s a cloudy and windy day, you will probably feel being cold. If it’s sunny, sun warms and you get tan.
Winter is also the best time to travel to Hurgada with kids. Days are warm, and the sun is not too hot.
But make sure that you choose a hotel with heated pool. Otherwise the water is too cold for swimming. If the pool is too cold for you, there is always room in the sea.
Seawater is still quite warm in December 24.5 Celsius degrees (76.1 F). The temperature goes as down as 22 C (71.6 F) in February and starts to increase again on March 22.5 C (72.5 F).
Read more about Hurghadas winter weather:
Next: Hurghada weather in March, April and May
Hurghada weather in March, April and May | The average temperatures
After the winter the temperatures start to increase. March, April and May are also the months when Khamsin wind is blowing. Khamsin wind is a strong wind, which causes sandstorms.
Nevertheless, March and April are some of the best months to visit Hurghada and Egypt. The weather is pleasant and not too hot yet.
In March it’s better to pack a few a bit warmer clothes. Pack a thin sweater and pants in case evenings are windy and chilly.
April evenings may also be chillys, but probably you will survive with just an extra scarf.
The temperature in Hurghada increases a lot in May. For some people, including myself, the sun in May is too hot. This is why I prefer to stay in the shadows from May until September.
Hurghada average temperatures in March, April and May are:
- March max. 26 C (78.8 F) and min. 15 C (59 F)
- April max. 30 C (86 F) and min. 19 C (66.2 F)
- May max. 34 C (93. F) and min. 23 C (73.4 F)
Read more: Hurghada weather in March, April and May
Hurghada weather in June, July and August | The average temperatures
In the summer Egypt is extremely hot. If you love hot weather and enjoy the sun go to Egypt in summer.
Average maximum temperature in June, July & August in Hurghada are almost +40 Celsius degrees (104 F). Evenings are very hot, and minimum temperatures are over +25 Celsius degrees (77 F). That’s hot, right?
Even water in the Red sea isn’t refreshing in the summertime. The average seawater temperature is highest in August when the temperature reaches 29 Celsius degrees (84.2 F). Water temperature doesn’t drop below +20 Celsius degrees (68 F), even when it’s the coldest time of the year.
No matter how warm the seawater is, the best thing to do in Hurghada in the summer is to lay on the beach.
If you visit Hurghada in the summer, instead of warm clothes you need some mosquito spray which you can buy from Egypt. There is also an effective cream for mosquito bites available in the pharmacies.
Also, Aloe vera and other after-sun lotions are available in the pharmacies.
The hottest months of the year are June, July & August:
- June max. 36 C (96.8 F) and min. 26 C (78.8 F)
- July max. 37 C (98.6 F) and min. 28 C (82.4 F)
- August max. 37 C (98.6 F) and min. 27 C (80.6 F)
If you want to read a more detailed description about Hurghada summer weather, read this article:
Next: Hurghada weather in September, October and November
Hurghada weather in September, October and November | The average temperatures
After sweaty and hot summer, AUTUMN is always more than welcome.
September is still hot month with an average maximum of 35 Celsius degrees (95 F). October and November are cooler, but also the best months to travel to Egypt.
High-season starts in October and lasts until April. If you can travel to Egypt at the beginning of October, do it. Then the temperatures are tolerable, and the big tourist groups haven’t landed yet.
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Both October and November are my favourite months in Egypt. The days are hot and the evenings are warm. You may even feel cold after the hot summer. It is awesome. There is no need for air-conditioning at nights anymore, plus it’s nice to take a walk out during the daytime.
It’s good to pack some warmer clothes, for example, a hoodie or a cardigan. You may need them in the evenings especially in November.
- September max. 35 C (95 F) and min. 25 C (77 F)
- October max. 32 C (89.6 F) and min. 22 C (71.6 F)
- November max. 28 C (82.4 F) and min. 17 C (62.6 F)
More detailed information about the weather in September and October here:
Summa summarum, Hurghada weather is usually sunny and windy. The coldest months are January and February, and the hottest ones are June, July & August.
All the seasons have their upsides, but the best months to visit Egypt are: March, April, October & November.
When did you travel to Egypt? What was the weather like?