What’s the weather like in Egypt in November?
Located in North Africa and separated from the Middle East by the Red Sea, Egypt’s climate’s always hot and dry. In November you can look forward to high temperatures, lots of sun and hardly any rain. If you’d rather stay away from the searing heat of summer then this is the best time to visit.
Red Sea Riviera
Egypt’s mostly desert, and there’s hardly any rain south of Cairo. This includes the popular Red Sea Riviera. There’s only really rain on the Mediterranean coast, so places like the Sinai Peninsula, which is where popular Sharm El Sheikh is, stay bone dry. This is because of the Atlas Mountains. North westerly winds, breezes and the sea will keep you cool in spots such as Sharm and Hurghada, which you might a bit more comfortable than places inland like Cairo and Luxor.
The average high in Sharm El Sheikh’s 27ºC in November, so it’s perfect for escaping the chilly UK at this time. Things stay quite pleasant in the evenings, which cool to 16ºC. The sea temperature’s 26ºC, while humidity’s low. There’s only 2mm of rain, leaving you to enjoy nine hours of sunshine from the 11 hours of daylight each day. UV levels will be moderate. Sunset’s just before 5pm.
Things to Do
The weather’s perfect for relaxing by the pool or on the beach, and you’ll love Egypt if you love the sun. If you’re staying at a resort on the Red Sea then make sure you go diving or snorkelling, which is world-class. Take a trip into the desert on a quad bike or 4×4 tour. Luxor has the Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, while Cairo has a wealth of fascinating attractions, including the Egyptian Museum and the iconic Giza pyramids.