Sharm El Sheikh
What’s the weather like in Sharm El Sheikh in August?
Sharm El Sheikh has a hot desert climate thanks to its position on Egypt’s Red Sea coast at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. The Atlas Mountains protect the resort from rain so it hardly gets any at all. Sharm El Sheikh has two seasons rather than four; a long and hot summer from March to October and a slightly cooler winter from November to February. August is one of the year’s hottest months and the Red Sea will help to keep you cooler on the coast. Drink lots of water, use plenty of sun cream and try to avoid the midday sun.
The average high in Sharm El Sheikh is 37ºC in August, which only falls to 26ºC at night. The sea temperature’s 29ºC while humidity’s very high. There’s not usually any rain in August, and you can look forward to 13 hours of daylight with 12 hours of sunshine each day. With so much sun at a high UV level, make sure you pack plenty of sun cream. Sunset’s just after 6.30pm at the start of August and gradually gets earlier.