Weather in Egypt in February
Is February a good time to visit Egypt?
February is one of the best, and most popular, months to visit Egypt. This means that it is often difficult to find cheap flights or deals on holiday accommodation. However, it is easier to find accommodation in Sharm el-Sheikh in February as the holiday period in many European countries draws to a close. The climate and weather in Egypt in February makes it an ideal month to fly to Egypt. The hot desert sun is not too hot, yet, and the evening temperatures a refreshingly cool.
Climate in Egypt in February
Holidaymakers booking a flight to Egypt in February can expect ideal holiday weather throughout most of Egypt. February is a great time to go to Siwa Oasis or cruise on Aswan dam as the average temperatures range from 10 to 26°C (51 to 78°F). Temperatures in February along Egypts Mediterranean coast in Alexandria as well as in Cairo generally fall between 10 and 21°C (50 to 70°F). The Red Sea resort areas are warm during the day but temperatures can drop in the evenings. The average temperature in Sharm el-Sheikh in February is 14 to 23°C (57 to 73°F). As with the rest of the year, there is virtually no rainfall in Egypt in February and sea temperatures in the Red Sea are generally 21°C (70°F). Holidaymakers can expect up to nine hours of sunlight each day in February in Egypt.
What’s on in Egypt in February
A key event in Egypt in February is the Abu Simbel Festival, which takes place at the Temple of Abu Simbel situated in southern Egypt on the shores of Lake Nasser. The festival celebrates the birth of Ramses and visitors taking part in the event should expect dancing, singing and an assortment of delicious snack on sale. The Birth of the Prophet, commemorated on February 15 is a national holiday in Egypt.
What to Pack
As the temperatures in Egypt tend to resemble those experienced in the UK during spring, February is a cool month to visit Egypt. The best items to pack for a trip to Egypt in February would be warm clothes for the nights and cool clothes for the desert days. Many Egyptians tend to wear clothes covering their full body despite high daytime temperatures. Linen clothing is perfect as it is cool but also provides a layer of protection from the hot desert sun and the sand. Sunglasses, suncream and hats are vital. Visitors travelling to resorts on the Red Sea coast should pack swimwear and visitors exploring the desert oases will need mosquito repellent.