Sharm el-Sheik weather in December

December is an excellent time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh, as falls during the mild winter season.

You can expect mild, dry weather with around eight hours of sunshine daily and little or no rain.

How hot is it in Sharm el-Sheikh in December?
Daytime high temperatures in Sharm el-Sheikh climb to an average high of 24°C (75°F) in December, with no heat and little humidity, falling to a night-time low of 15°C (59°F).

How sunny is it in Sharm el-Sheikh in December?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Sharm el-Sheikh in December – that's around 78% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 4:50pm.

How warm is the sea around Sharm el-Sheikh in December?
The average sea temperature around Sharm el-Sheikh in December is 24°C (75°F).

Does it rain in Sharm el-Sheikh in December?
There is usually one day with some rain in Sharm el-Sheikh in December, and the average monthly rainfall is 4mm (‹1in).

How windy is it in Sharm el-Sheikh in December?
December sees an average wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

What to do in Sharm el-Sheikh in December?
The weather in December is good for water sports, including windsurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving the waters of the Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohammed National Park.

It’s also an excellent time to explore the Sinai desert landscape by 4WD, hike up to Mount Sinai on foot and examine Byzantine mosaics inside the Monastery of St Catherine.

Local holidays?
None. December is peak season in Sharm el-Sheikh, with higher hotel rates and the need to book hotel and flights early.

Sharm el-Sheikh – December weather

Temperature icon High Temp: 24°C (75°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 15°C (59°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 10 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 16 km/h (10 mph; 8.6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 1 day with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 4 mm (≤ 1in) per month
Low heat icon Comfort Level: Low heat; ≤ 0 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Moderate
swimming icon Sea Temp: 24°C (75°F)
Sharm el-Sheikh

Best time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh

The best time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh is at the beginning and end of winter – from October to November and from February to March – when the temperature is warm rather than unpleasantly hot, and the peak season crowds have left.

This is also the best times for scuba diving with underwater visibility at its best.

Sharm el-Sheikh annual weather

Sharm el-Sheikh weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Sharm el-Sheik is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) from the closest weather station: Sharm el-Sheik International Airport (SSH), which is located less than 4km (2mi) north of the centre of Sharm el-Sheik.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Sharm el-Sheik weather in December: 12 June, 2024

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