What’s the weather like in Egypt in March?
Egypt enjoys warm weather all year round thanks to its location in North Africa and the Sahara Desert. Temperatures are still high in winter and spring, and you’ll get plenty of warm and sunny weather in March. If you’d rather stay away from the scorching summer heat, you’ll prefer going to Egypt at this time.
Red Sea Riviera
The Red Sea Riviera’s Egypt’s most popular tourist area, which adds a lovely beachside setting to the country’s desert-like conditions. South of Cairo, including the Sinai Peninsula, there’s not much rain; you’ll get some on the northern Mediterranean coast, although most of the country hardly sees any because of the Atlas Mountains. The Red Sea Riviera benefits from the cooling water, while breezes and north westerly winds will also keep you cool.
The normal high temperature in the Red Sea Riviera’s Sharm El Sheikh is 25ºC in March. You won’t need much more than shorts and t-shirts for the day, but bring some warmer clothes for the evenings as it can get quite cool. The average sea temperature’s 22ºC, while humidity’s low and typical rainfall’s 1mm. You can expect ten long hours of sunshine from 12 hours of daylight each day, while UV levels will be very high making sun cream essential. Sunset’s just before 6pm for most of March.
Things to Do
Egypt’s weather’s great for relaxing on the beach in March, as it’s nice and warm but not too hot. If you’re staying on the Red Sea Riviera then you could go diving or snorkelling, head into the desert on a 4×4 safari or quad bike tour, or learn more about Egypt’s rich history; the country’s top attractions include the Giza pyramids, Cairo’s Egyptian Museum and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.