Egypt in March: Beach Time in Spring Weather
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The ancient land of Egypt has long captivated the hearts and imaginations of travelers with its alluring history. Peak season is at an end but the weather in Egypt in March is still blissful with tolerable heat and low humidity. This is a great time to visit the top landmarks in Luxor before the scorching desert heat sets in and after the large crowds from winter have dispersed. Get your tan on by the red sea and relax at some of the best resorts in the region. Enjoy the spring in the desert by traveling to Egypt.
- KARIME NASSER ALVAREZ
- From Mexico
Egypt Weather in March
The weather in Egypt in March is sublime with the winter chill moving on and spring bringing perfectly mild conditions. Countrywide there is an average high of 22°C and a minimum of 12°C. The northern Mediterranean coast remains cooler while the central regions and the red sea coast are slightly warmer around this time. The weather in Cairo averages around 24°C, dipping to only around 12°C with minimal rainfall. Alexandria is slightly cooler between 11°C and 21°C, while Luxor is one of the warmer places with temperatures ranging between 10°C and 27°C. You can find some of the best resorts in Sharm El-Sheikh on the Red Sea coast. Temperatures here range between a blissful 16°C and 25°C. The sea temperature is at around 22°C, which is comfortable for swimming.
For a seasonal overview, go through our guide on the best time to visit Egypt.
Weather in Egypt in March - Rainfall and Temperatures
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|Avg Nightly (°C)||9||9||12||15||18||20||22||22||20||18||14||10|
|Avg Daily (°F)||65||65||72||81||90||94||94||92||90||83||74||67|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||49||49||54||59||65||68||72||72||68||65||58||50|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||15||4||8||7||0||0||1||0||5||5||1||3|
|Avg Daily (°C)||18||22||27|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||9||12||15|
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|Avg Nightly (°F)||49||54||59|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||4||8||7|
Why Visit Egypt in March
Egypt in March is the perfect balance of fewer crowds and great temperature, everything you need for tons of exploring and relaxing. Here are some reasons why visiting Egypt in March is an attractive prospect for travelers:
- Ramadan: The holy month of Ramadan often falls over March in Egypt. Visitors can see the festive fanoos lamps and try some traditional treats like apricot juice and kunafa.
- Downtown Cairo Contemporary Arts Festival: Held for three weeks from March to April, this arts festival showcases everything from local dance performances and musical concerts to films and visual arts.
- Beach time: The Red Sea region of Egypt is not too humid in March and the sea is a pleasant temperature for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
- Lesser crowds: Egypt’s peak season is over the winter so crowds start thinning out in March. This is the perfect time for sightseeing with fewer people around and before it gets too hot.
- Prices decrease: Winter months are peak traveling months in Egypt. But as spring rolls in, you will find many deals on flights and accommodation.
Where to go and what to do
One of the most popular places to visit in Egypt is Luxor. The Valley of the Kings offers grand remnants of a past civilization, connecting you to the time of pharaohs, pyramids, and ancient advancements. Take a hot air balloon ride over the West Bank to see the warm orange sunrise over the Nile and the many surrounding landmarks. And they are spectacular at night too. Visit them for a second time after sunset to take in the quiet ambiance.
Visiting one of the country’s 30 national parks can be great fun in March as the days are not too hot and evenings do not get too cold. Sahara el Beyda, or White Desert National Park, is a magical setting for a camping excursion, under a glimmering blanket of stars.
Nile river cruises are particularly popular in March. If you want a more adventurous Nile experience, you should opt for sailing on a felucca, a traditional wooden sailboat. The unpleasant khamsin wind starts blowing in late March so being on the river helps keep the dust at bay too.
About three hours south of Aswan, you will encounter the Abu Simbel temples, two mammoth constructions carved into sandstone with imposing sculptures guarding the gates. In March, you can enjoy two more hours of daylight as opposed to the winter months, allowing you to make the most of far-off destinations like this. Edfu is also a few hours outside of Luxor and Aswan. Good weather makes this an easy day trip to manage.
Have a look at our article on how many days to spend in Egypt to see what is the right fit for you.
If you travel to Egypt in March, you will find comfortable weather and fewer tourist crowds at the country’s marvelous attractions. This is a perfect time to explore Egypt’s many ancient ruins and landmarks and learn more about its rich history and culture. March weather in Egypt is also perfect for enjoying a relaxing day at its beaches and taking part in fun water activities. And as the peak season is over, you could also find many deals on your travel and accommodation. Check out our customized tour page of Egypt to find a package that covers all the highlights.