Sharm El Sheikh
What’s the weather like in Sharm El Sheikh in May?
Sharm El Sheikh is at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, meaning it has a hot desert climate. If you’re going in May you can expect temperatures to soar as the peak summer months get closer, and you’ll have lots of sun at this time with hardly any rain. The summer lasts from March to October, with May being a good time to visit if you want to avoid the scorching temperature of mid-summer. There’s not much rain throughout the year because of the sheltering Atlas Mountains, but breezes from across the Red Sea will help to keep you cool on the coast.
The average high in Sharm El Sheikh is 34ºC in May, with the temperature dropping to a pleasant 21ºC in the evenings. 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. With so much sun at an extremely high UV level, make sure you bring plenty of sun cream with you. Sunset’s around 6.30pm through much of the month.