Sharm el-Sheik weather in October

October is an excellent time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh, as temperatures drop and the heat is once again more bearable.

You can expect very hot, dry weather with around 10 hours of sunshine daily and no rain.

How hot is it in Sharm el-Sheikh in October?
Daytime high temperatures in Sharm el-Sheikh climb to an average high of 32°C (89°F) in October, with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 23°C (73°F).

How sunny is it in Sharm el-Sheikh in October?
There are normally 10 hours of bright sunshine each day in Sharm el-Sheikh in October – that's around 88% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 5:40am with sunset around 5:10pm.

How warm is the sea around Sharm el-Sheikh in October?
The average sea temperature around Sharm el-Sheikh in October is 27°C (80°F).

Does it rain in Sharm el-Sheikh in October?
There is usually one day with some rain in Sharm el-Sheikh in October; the average monthly rainfall is 2mm (‹1in).

How windy is it in Sharm el-Sheikh in October?
October sees an average wind speed of 15 kilometres per hour (9 mph; 8 knots).

What to do in Sharm el-Sheikh in October?
While hot, the climate in October is excellent for water sports, including windsurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving the Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohammed National Park – visibility is highest during the summer and autumn.

It’s also a good time to explore the Sinai desert landscape by air-conditioned 4WD and examine Byzantine mosaics inside the Monastery of St Catherine.

Local holidays?
Armed Forces Day – 6th Oct; Prophet Muhammad's Birthday – 8th Oct. October comes at the end of the summer season in Sharm el-Sheikh, and prices are still competitive.

Sharm el-Sheikh weather in October

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 10 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 15km/h (9 mph; 8 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 1 day with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 2mm (‹1in) per month
Hot heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 45% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 27°C (80°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

Note: Meteorological data for Sharm el-Sheik is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) at 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. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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 October: 28 September, 2023

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