Egypt Travel Essentials: Weather, Time Difference & Electricity

 

 

Weather

Egypt has year-round sun, and almost no rain except in Alexandria, which has a more Mediterranean climate than the rest of the country. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer.


    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cairo High 19 21 24 28 32 35 35 35 32 30 24 21
  Low 9 9 11 14 17 18 22 22 20 18 14 11
Luxor High 23 25 29 35 40 41 41 41 39 35 30 25
  Low 5 7 11 16 21 23 24 24 22 18 12 8
Aswan High 24 30 35 39 42 41 41 40 36 30 25 25
  Low 8 9 13 17 21 24 24 25 22 9 14 10
Sharm High 23 26 29 33 36 34 34 34 33 28 23 23
El-Sheikh Low 16 17 18 21 24 26 27 27 26 23 20 16
 

Time Difference

Time zone is GMT + 2 hours in winter; clocks move forward 1 hour in summer.


Electricity

Egypt electrical current is 220V, and sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plug. If you do not have the correct adaptor with you, your hotel Housekeeping department may have one available upon request.
 

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