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In Hurghada, Egyptian resort on the Red Sea coast, the climate is subtropical desert
, with mild winters and hot summers. The average temperature ranges from 16 °C (61 °F) in January and February, to 31 °C (88 °F) in July and August.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Hurghada
Precipitation, very low, amounts to a few millimetres per year: in practice it never rains. Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Hurghada
the temperatures are very mild, and the sky is usually clear. The rains are very rare even in this season. Every now and then, a bit of cold air can comes in the area, lowering the night temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F), from December to February, and more rarely in March.
is pleasantly warm at the beginning, ie in March, it becomes hot in April, when it's similar to the Mediterranean summer, while in May the heat is by now intense.
, from mid-May to September, is scorching hot, with a sun always shining and high temperatures. It's true that this season is windy enough, and the air is usually dry, especially on hotter days, but the heat is felt, and sometimes the temperature exceeds 40 °C (104 °F), with peaks of 45 °C (113 °F).
, in October and November, is warm and sunny; sometimes on early October the heat is still intense, then the temperature decreases gradually.
The amount of sunshine
in Hurghada is always excellent: the sun shines all year round. At times the sun can be obscured by sandstorms, while the passage of cloud banks can occur sometimes between November and February.
Every now and then in Hurghada the chamsin
can blow, a hot, dry wind that raises dust storms, and blows especially between March and May.
is very warm from June to October, so as to permit long swims: the water temperature reaches 28 °C (82 °F) in August. The sea becomes a bit cool in winter, but all in all it's not impossible for swimming, since the temperature drops to 21 °C (70 °F) in February and March.
Here are the average sea temperatures.
Sea temperature - Hurghada
When to go
The best times
to go to Hurghada, for swimming, diving and sunbathing, are the month of April and from mid-October to mid-November. Summer is really hot, and if the sea is pleasantly warm and you can enjoy long dives (especially in August and September), outdoor activities and even taking the sun during the day can be difficult.
In winter the stay can be enjoyable, and the temperature is often sufficient for sunbathing, although the days are quite short and sometimes it can be a little cold, and as we saw the sea is a bit cool.