How often does it rain in Egypt?

How many times does it rain in a year in Egypt?

Throughout the year, in Cairo, Egypt, there are 14.2 rainfall days, and 24.7mm (0.97″) of precipitation is accumulated.

How common is rain in Egypt?

Precipitation is generally very low throughout the country although along the Mediterranean coastline it averages more than 200 mm/yr [UNDP]. Precipitation rates drop quickly as one moves away from the coast and most of Egypt receives only about 2 mm of precipitation per year.

What is the rainy season in Egypt?

The first of these is the pleasant, cool, dry winter, which occurs from December to February; this is followed by hot and very dry weather from March to June; and this is followed, in turn, by a hot rainy period from July to October.

Does Egypt have 4 seasons?

There are 4 distinguishable seasons. The best times to visit Egypt are from September till March, during which time the weather is good; and from September till mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities – around 25 C to 15 C.

Has Egypt ever had snow?

Egypt. Egypt’s capital Cairo witnessed extremely rare snowfall (mostly graupel) on Friday December 13 that the local media claimed to be the first in 112 years and night temperature was expected to drop as low as 2 °C (36 °F). Snow also fell heavily on Sinai mountains.

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Why does Egypt have no rain?

Moisture is generally carried in by winds from the Mediterranean Sea. Very little rain comes in from the Red Sea. Egypt’s mountains are situated in places where they don’t cause much of rain making effect. As a result the rainfall amounts are considerably lower than in parts of Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

Is Egypt too hot in summer?

There’s no getting around the fact that Egypt is extremely hot in July. Temperatures in the central and southern parts of the country near Luxor and Abu Simbel, for example, can sometimes surpass 107°F during the midday heat. For many people, this makes it too hot to enjoy a vacation.

Is Egypt a desert?

Most of Egypt is in fact a desert, cut through by dry water courses, wadis in Arabic. Wherever water was plentiful, in the Nile Valley or a desert oasis, that water source was for the most part in a valley or depression, since the vast region of northeast Africa is otherwise a high desert.

Does it get cold in Egypt?

Winters are mild and sunny, but nights are cool to cold, ranging from 7/8 °C (45/46 °F) in the central area (see Luxor) to 10/11 °C in the southern area (see Aswan), though the temperature in the coldest nights can approach freezing (0 °C or 32 °F).