What’s the weather like in Egypt in May?
Egypt is in North Africa and across the Red Sea from the Middle East. The Sahara Desert dominates the country, meaning it has warm weather all year round. You’ll find that temperatures really begin to soar in May as the peak of summer gets closer. There’s hardly any rain across most of Egypt because of the Atlas Mountains. This includes popular holiday areas such as the Sinai Peninsula and Red Sea Riviera, where you’ll find Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada.
The average high in Sharm El Sheikh is 34ºC in May, so it’s perfect if you like the heat. Things only cool to 21ºC at night so you don’t need to bring many warm clothes with you. The sea temperature is 25ºC, while humidity’s moderate. There’s just 2mm of rain over a single day, and you can expect 14 hours of daylight with 11 hours of sunshine each day. Make sure you use lots of sun cream as UV levels will be extremely high. The sun goes down at around 6.30pm through much of the month.