On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Hurghada. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Hurghada. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation, and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Hurghada for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 35 °C
Waves Symbol 21 °C to 30 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0 – 0.31 in (0 – 3 Days of Rain)

Geographical location

Egypt is located in eastern Africa and borders Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Libya to the west. Hurghada is located in the east of the country on the Red Sea and is an important tourist center.

Every year, more than one million visitors come to the seaside resort, which itself has only about 155,000 inhabitants and covers a total area of about 19 miles along the coast. Hurghada extends into the adjacent desert landscape, where exciting tours can be undertaken.

The holiday paradise offers the best conditions for a relaxing beach holiday and is popular with singles, couples, and families alike. Thanks to spectacular reefs and rocks, intact coral formations, and a very varied fish abundance, Hurghada is one of the best dive sites in the world, especially for divers.

Various (charter) airlines operate direct flights to Hurghada International Airport during the high season.

Climate in Hurghada

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In Hurghada, there is a subtropical desert climate, which manifests itself in very hot and dry summer months. In the hottest summer months of July and August, temperatures rise to an average of 35 °C in the shade, peaks above 40 °C are not uncommon. As a rule, there is no precipitation at all during this period.

Typical for a desert climate is the cooling nights, which provide a pleasant atmosphere in the evening. Night temperatures can drop to a mild 20 °C in the summer months, which is quite refreshing compared to daytime temperatures. The transition months of April, May, October, and November offer moderate temperatures between 24 °C to 26 °C.

The few winter months are comparatively mild and also dry. In winter Hurghada gets a little cooler and the temperatures drop to about 20 °C during the day and about 9 °C to 11 °C during the night. Isolated precipitation occurs from December to March. However, these are very short, rare showers, the statistically recorded maximum of 0.31 in per month would be called “rare, isolated droplets”.

Best Time to Visit Hurghada: Overview

January
Temperatures up to 19 °C
February
Temperatures up to 21 °C
March
Temperatures up to 24 °C
April
Best time to travel
Perfect climate in Hurghada
May
Best time to travel
Perfect climate in Hurghada
June
Best time to travel
Perfect climate in Hurghada
July
Main Season
but very hot
August
Main Season
but very hot
September
Best time to travel
Perfect climate in Hurghada
October
Best time to travel
Perfect climate in Hurghada
November
Good time to travel
Perfect climate in
Hurghada
December
Temperatures up to 21 °C

When to go to Hurghada?

A bathing holiday in Egypt is possible almost all year round due to the high temperatures. The best time to travel in Hurghada is between April and June and between September and November. Vacationers expect warm, sunny weather during these periods, but the temperatures are not unbearably hot. The water temperatures in Hurghada of up to 29 °C create true bathing fun and also ideal conditions for intensive dives.

It gets sometimes unpleasant in July and August, and it is the absolute peak season in the hotels and on the beaches. Of course, this travel season is also possible without hesitation, especially if you have no problems with high temperatures or are dependent on the summer holidays as a family. However, this is not the best travel time in the region.

Fares for flights and hotels are falling significantly, especially off the two months of July and August, and the beaches are now noticeably emptier and couples, in particular, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere on the Red Sea. Also in the winter months, a journey to Hurghada is possible, at this time sometimes real bargains lure. Only at night, it gets fresher at about 10 °C, during the day it reaches 20 °C even in the coldest months.

Climate Chart Hurghada

Climate Chart Hurghada

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Hurghada

In the following, you will find the climate table for Hurghada, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day Temperature 19° 21° 24° 28° 33° 35° 35° 35° 32° 30° 26° 21°
Night Temperature 11° 14° 18° 20° 22° 22° 20° 18° 14° 10°
Water Temperature 22° 21° 22° 23° 26° 29° 30° 30° 29° 26° 25° 24°
Precipitation (inch) 0.16 0.2 0.12 0.04 0.04 0 0 0 0 0.04 0.04 0.31
Rainy days 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Hours of Sunshine 8 9 9 11 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 8
Temperatures

The annual average temperature is 21.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (14 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 30 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with a water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for a beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation

Overall annual precipitation: 0.94 inches on 14 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 12.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 10.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions

Hurghada is known for its extraordinary diving spots in the Red Sea. Countless diving centers offer good training and guided tours even for advanced divers. For those who are not too keen on diving but still want to discover the fascinating underwater world, Mahmya Beach offers ideal conditions for impressive snorkeling tours.

The kilometer-long beach also offers beautiful opportunities to relax in the sun afterward. Further highlights and attractions of Hurghada are the Makadi Water World, the magnificent New Marina, and excursions to the paradisiacal Giftun Islands. Mosques are not open to” unbelieving” tourists in the region, but the St. Anthony Monastery above the cave of the same name is a curious peculiarity.