Weather in Egypt in August
Is August a good time to visit Egypt?
As August is one of the hottest months of the year in Egypt there are many cheap package deals available as well as bargains on holiday accommodation. There are also a number of festivals in Egypt during August. All o f these factors make August a great month to go to Egypt for a holiday. However, the weather in Egypt in August is particularly hot and can make for an uncomfortable holiday. Egypt’s desert climate means that summers are dry and hot. Holidaymakers booking flights to Egypt in August should be sure to splash out on accommodation with sufficient air-conditioning.
Climate in Egypt in August
The climate in Egypt in August is much like the climate in Egypt during the other summer months: hot and dry. In the southern parts of Egypt in the Sahara Desert the average temperature is 25 to 40°C (78 to 102°F). Cairo and areas along the Mediterranean coastline are slightly cooler with temperatures from 22 to 34°C (72 to 93°F). The most popular place in Egypt in August is Sharm el-Sheikh and the resort areas along the Sinai Peninsula. With sea temperatures of 28°C (82°F) and daytime averages of 28 to 36°C (82 to 99°F) it’s easy to see why!
What’s on in Egypt in August
The Summer Mouleds continue throughout August. The streets fill up with dancers and singers in fantastic processions as residents blend folklore and faith. Visitors can expect fireworks, chanting, dancing and singing. In Mid-August the beginning of flood season is celebrated by a public holiday aptly named Flooding of the Nile on August 15. The Cairo International Song Festival in August is a great way to get to know more about Egypt’s cultural and musical history.
What to Pack
August is one of the hottest months in Egypt. The best place to be during summer in Egypt is at one of the Red Sea resorts or along the Mediterranean coast. Thus packing for a holiday in Egypt simply requires swimwear, beach paraphernalia, sunglasses, suncream and some flip-flops to get to and from the beach. Light clothes such as skirts or linen trousers are best when you’re not on the beach. The best rule of thumb when packing for a holiday in Egypt is to pack clothes that will protect your body from the desert sun rather than clothes that will leave you exposed it.