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In Marsa Matrouh, on the northern Egyptian coast, the climate is Mediterranean, with mild and relatively rainy winters, and warm, sunny summers.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Marsa Matruh
is scarce, since it amounts to about 6 inches per year, therefore it's at desert levels; it still follows a Mediterranean pattern, that is, it occurs from October to April, and is very scarce or absent in late spring and summer.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Marsa Matruh
, from mid-December to February, is mild: the maximum temperatures fluctuate generally about 54/56 °F. There are long periods of sunshine, alternating with periods of a few days with a bad weather and rain, generally not abundant. It rarely gets cold, and on colder days the temperature can go down to around 41 °F at night, and stay about 50/55 °F during the day.
, from March to May, is pleasantly warm, with lots of sunshine, and the rain becoming progressively rarer. In April, it can sometimes be a little cold at night, with lows around 50 °F. At other times, the hot desert wind can bring very high temperatures, especially in April and May, with peaks of 105 °F.
, from June to September, is hot and muggy, but with lively breezes that temper the heat. The maximum temperatures in July and August are generally about 82/86 °F. Heat waves from the Sahara are rare, however, they are more likely in June.
, from October to mid-December, is pleasantly warm, often sunny, but it also sees the risk of the passage of disturbances, and as a result of rainy periods, especially in November.
The amount of sunshine
in Marsa Matrouh is very good in summer, when clear skies prevail, and it is also good in the other seasons, when however, cloudy days can sometimes occur.
The temperature of the sea
is a bit cold in winter, it is still very cool in May, when it's about 68 °F, it becomes acceptable in June, when it reaches 73 °F, and then it becomes warm, about 77/79 °F, from July to October.
Here are the average sea temperatures.
Sea temperature - Marsa Matruh
When to go
The best time
to go to Marsa Matrouh, for swimming and sunbathing, runs from mid-May to mid-October. In April it often gets a little cold for sunbathing, except during the warmest hours, and the sea is still cold. Until mid-June, sometimes it can be a bit cool in the evening, so those who are sensitive to cold should bring a sweatshirt. You can also bring a light sweatshirt, for windy evenings, even in mid-summer.