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Best time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh

The best time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh is at the beginning and end of winter (October to November and March to April), when temperatures are 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-Sheik Weather

Sharm el-Sheikh is a year-round holiday destination and enjoys a hot desert climate with clear sunny days all year.

There are only two seasons: hot in summer and warm with cool nights in winter. Rainfall is minimal, averaging one day a month, and humidity is low.

July is the hottest month in Sharm El Sheikh with an average temperature of 33°C (91°F) and the coldest is January at 18°C (64°F).

Summer, from April to October, sees an average temperature of 30°C, which climbs to 35°C in July peaking around 40°C in August.

Sea breezes bring some relief to the heat with zero rainfall between June and September. Night time temperatures drop to around 25°C with a low of 18°C in April.

Sandstorms are likely at the start of the summer season, known locally as the sirocco or the khamsin.

Winter, from November to March, sees average highs of 26°C in November, 22°C in December, 21°C in January, 22°C in February and 25°C in February. Night time lows drop to 10°C in January.

Seasons

High season: Winter from November to Februar, the Islamic holidays and Easter.

Low season: Summer from June to August sees discounted hotel rooms and less people. Beaches are less crowded.

Note: Islamic holidays are influenced by the lunar-based Islamic, or hejira calendar.

Sharm el-Sheikh – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 18 19 21 25 29 32 33 33 31 27 23 19
Ave High Temp (°C) 22 23 25 30 34 37 38 37 36 31 27 23
Ave Low Temp (°C) 13 14 16 20 24 26 27 28 26 23 19 15
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 9 10 11 12 13 13 13 13 12 11 10 9
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Comfort Level No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately warm icon Extreme & humidity icon Extreme & humidity icon Extreme & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Extreme & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon
UV Index 5 6 8 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 5 4
Days with some Rain 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ave Rainfall (mm) 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Sea Temp (°C) 23 22 22 23 25 26 28 29 28 27 26 24
(Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Sharm el-Sheikh – Monthly Review

January February March April
May June July August
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Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Egyptian Meteorological Authority.


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Latest update: When to visit Sharm el-Sheikh: 18 November, 2018


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