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Cairo has a desert climate consisting of hot days and cool nights.

Spring (March to May) is one of the best times to visit Cairo, with pleasantly warm days and little chance of rain. The average temperature in April is 21°C (70°F). Time your visit with the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, which runs for three weeks throughout Spring and includes dance performances, music concerts and shows. 

Summer (June to August) is hot and muggy. The pollution in Cairo is also at its worst. Day time temperatures can exceed 35°C (95°F). Keep sightseeing to early mornings and late afternoons.

Autumn (September to November) is pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. The great weather, fewer tourists and lower hotel rates make this another great time to visit Cairo. 

Winter (December to February) is the high season, with temperatures reaching 20°C (68°F). Do pack some warm clothes, though, as temperatures can occasionally plunge to as little as 9°C (48°F).

Please note that during Ramadan, which happens in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, many restaurants close during the day and some bars close for the entire month. Major festivals, like Eid ul fitr and Eid ul Adha, lead to flights, trains and buses getting booked up in advance.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
36
°C
0
17
wnw
40-60%
1011 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
31
°C
0
10
n
0-20%
1015 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
28
°C
0
7
nnw
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
28
°C
0
5
nnw
0-20%
1012 mb
good
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
30
°C
0
5
nne
0-20%
1014 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
32
°C
0
10
nne
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
34
°C
0
6
nne
0-20%
1011 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:17:49
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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