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Cairo Climate & Weather

Cairo Climate and Weather


Egypt has an arid, desert climate and the weather in Cairo is always warm, or hot, and the nights cool. There are only two seasons: a very hot summer between May and October, and a mild winter from November to April. Cairo is very dry, receiving on average only about a centimetre of rain a year, but it does have high humidity levels in summer due to its location by the Nile River. When, uncharacteristically, Cairo does receive a lot of rain, it tends to flood. The city occasionally experiences dust storms brought by the sirocco hot winds that are characteristic of Egypt's climate in the months of March and April. The best time to visit the city is in the cooler winter months between November and April when the temperatures range from 66 °F (19 °C) to 84 °F (29 °C) during the day, and average between 41 °F (5 °C) and 52 °F (11 °C) at night. December, January and February are the most popular months to visit as they are the most comfortable and visitors avoid both the worst of the heat and the chance of desert winds and sandstorms.


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