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Egypt Weather in May

Generally speaking, Egypt weather in May is mild with no severe hot days. Because of its special geographical location, the temperature difference between day and night is relatively large, changing from 21℃ (69.8℉) to 34℃ (93.2℉) in May. There is hardly rain during the whole month. It is windy in May every year, rolling up dust and sand in many areas. People should be prepared in advance.
The coldest cities in Egypt in May:
Alexandria: 21.5℃ (70.7℉); El Arish: 21℃ (69.8℉)

The hottest cities in Egypt in May:
Qena: 35℃ (95℉); Aswan: 30℃ (86℉)

Averages for Egypt Weather in May

High Temperature
34°C (93.2°F)
Low Temperature
21°C (69.8°F)
0 mm (0 in)
04:55 ~ 05:13
18:32~ 18:51

May Temperatures in Egypt

What to Wear

It is pretty hot in the daytime, so it is suggested to wear light clothes such as T-shirt and shorts. Females can dress up in their dresses and skirts. Comfortable clothes such as thin knitwear, light pants are also necessary at night. If you plan to travel to the Red Sea, a pair of sandals is a wise choice for sand beach. Do remember bring the sunglasses, sunhat and sunscreen with you in order not to be burnt by the intense ultraviolet rays.

May Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips
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Honestly speaking, it is not a wise decision to travel to Egypt in May. A kind of sandstorm called Pentecostal wind by local people blows occasionally, which causes great inconvenience to tourists.

If people want to travel to Egypt in May, the Red Sea, not so affected by windy climate, is the best place. There are about 1,000 kinds of marine organisms in the Red Sea, whose colors and shapes are amazing. When snorkeling or diving in Sharm el-Sheikh, you can see not only colorful fish and coral, but also sharks and even dolphins. But don't be afraid, sharks rarely attack people. See also Things to Do in the Red Sea

Alexandria by Mediterranean coast is also a good place worth visiting. It is Egypt's largest seaport, second largest city as well as a famous historic city. Besides, Alexander is also famous as “a summer resort”, known as “Pearl of the Mediterranean". Katebe Castle, Pompey's Pillar and Montazah Palace and many other famous tourist spots are all in Alexandria. And Alexander Lighthouse is one of the world’s wonders.

May Weather of Major Egypt Cities
Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
26°C/ 78.8°F 18°C / 64.4°F 05:05/ 18:45 68
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
39°C / 102.2°F
22°C / 71.6°F
07:28/ 18:33