What’s the weather like in Egypt in August?
Located in North Africa across the Red Sea from the Middle East, Egypt has a typically hot and dry climate. You can look forward to lots of sun and no rain if you’re going to one of the country’s popular holiday destinations in August. Egypt’s mostly desert and there’s hardly any rain all year round south of Cairo, including the popular Red Sea Riviera. There’s some wet weather on the Mediterranean coast with the Atlas Mountains sheltering the rest of Egypt from rain. You’ll have cooler temperatures on the coast in places such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada compared to inland spots like Cairo and Luxor. This is because of sea breezes and north westerly winds.
The average high in Sharm El Sheikh is 37ºC in August and temperatures only drop to 26ºC at night. The sea temperature’s 29ºC, which is perfect for swimming, while humidity’s very high. There’s not usually any rain in August, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with 12 hours of sunshine. With so much sun at a high UV level, make sure you’re using lots of sun cream. Sunset’s just after 6.30pm at the start of August and gradually gets earlier.