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Egypt Weather in August

Falling in midsummer, Egypt weather in August is very hot in the daytime. In some places, it can reach as high as 41℃ (105.8℉). Averagely, the high temperature in August is 37℃ (98.6℉), and the low temperature falls to 25℃ (77℉) at night. It rarely rains in August in most parts of Egypt.
The coldest cities in Egypt in August:
Alexandria: 22℃ (71.6℉); Faiyum: 20℃ (68℉)

The hottest cities in Egypt in August:
Qena: 40℃ (104℉); Aswan: 40℃ (104℉)

Averages for Egypt Weather in August

High Temperature
37°C (98.6°F)
Low Temperature
25°C (77°F)
0 mm (0 in)
05:14 ~ 05:30
18:22~ 18:49

August Temperatures in Egypt

What to Wear

Hot climate in August requires clothes with excellent hygroscopic, permeability, comfortability. The ultraviolet rays make people feel their skin burning, so it is better to wear sun-protective clothing or long sleeves to prevent sunburn. The weather at night is cooler; remember to wear a thin coat to avoid catching a cold. A pair of comfortable shoes is necessary. Sandals can also be worn when visiting the beach.

August Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips
Tourism Rate:

Located in the northeast of Egypt, Cairo is relatively cooler than many other places in the country. It is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa and Arab States. In Cairo, tourists can visit Egypt's most famous scenic spots - pyramids, including thee Pyramids of Giza and Great Pyramid of Khufu. They can also visit Great Sphinx of Giza next to the pyramids. However, they’d better go sightseeing in the morning to avoid severe heat at noon. At night, travelers can have a walk in Khan El-Khalili. It is a place not only to experience the ancient Arabian customs and appreciate Arabian architecture, but also to buy colorful tourist souvenirs.

In the hot summer, most people yearn for the sea. Hurghada is a beautiful coastal city along the Red Sea which can meet tourists’ yearning for the sea. The water temperature reaches 32℃ (89.6℉) in August, which is very suitable for playing in the sea. It is an excellent diving and snorkeling resort at any time. See Things to Do in the Red Sea     Things to Do in Hurghada

Tip: The desert area is dry and hot in August, so it is better not to travel to the desert area during this period.

August Weather of Major Egypt Cities
Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
31°C/ 87.8°F 24°C / 75.2°F 06:25/ 19:45 71
8°C / 46°F -1°C / 30°F 07:20/ 18:07 84
3°C / 37°F 9°C / 48°F 07:56/ 18:38 79
11°C / 52°F 6°C / 43°F 07:45/ 18:30 83
18°C / 64°F 10°C / 50°F 07:08/ 18:13 72
Beni Suef
12°C / 54°F 5°C / 41°F 07:23/ 18:22 73
9°C / 48°F
2°C / 36°F 07:41/ 18:34 79
8°C / 46°F 1°C / 34°F 06:51/ 17:35 75
-13°C / 9°F -24°C / -11°F 06:58/ 16:36 72
Hurghada -5°C / 23°F   -17°C / 1°F 07:44/ 17:48 57
Ismailia 19°C / 66°F 14°C / 57°F 07:03/ 18:11 74
Kharga Oasis
1°C / 34°F -6°C / 21°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
41°C / 105.8°F
26°C / 78.8°F
06:58/ 16:36