Egypt in June: Travel Tips for Warm Weather
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June is the second-hottest month of the year in Egypt. It is the peak of summer but, unlike most places, this is the lowest season for tourists. Still, visiting Egypt in June offers plenty of opportunities to see the marvels of the ancient world in all their glory with fewer people around. Heat is a small price to pay when you get to gaze at the Pyramids of Giza or explore the catacombs of Alexandria without being surrounded by travelers.
Egypt Weather in June
The average temperature in Egypt in June hovers around 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. The temperatures in Cairo during this period range between 35°C and 22°C, while at Alexandria it is slightly cooler and more manageable, between 29°C and 21°C.
Luxor has recorded temperatures as high as 49°C in June, but they cool down to a more comfortable 24°C in the evening. El Gouna is also hot, with temperatures between 26°C and 36°C, while Sharm El Sheikh is even hotter. Here the mercury can reach as high as 37°C. June is also one of the driest times of the year, with many places receiving no rainfall at all.
Read our seasonal guide on the best time to visit Egypt for more information.
Weather in Egypt in June - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||18||18||22||27||32||34||34||33||32||28||23||19|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||9||9||12||15||18||20||22||22||20||18||14||10|
|Avg Daily (°F)||64.4||64.4||71.6||80.6||89.6||93.2||93.2||91.4||89.6||82.4||73.4||66.2|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||48.2||48.2||53.6||59||64.4||68||71.6||71.6||68||64.4||57.2||50|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||15||4||8||7||0||0||1||0||5||5||1||3|
Why Visit Egypt in June
Summer in a desert country may seem too hot to handle, but there are plenty of reasons that will make your trip in June worthwhile. We have listed some of them below.
- Celebration on the Nile: Book a Nile cruise in June to witness Leylet en Nuktah, a festival held in honor of the life-giving force of the river. Families hold picnics on the banks of the river or set up camps to celebrate this festival, making this the perfect time to get to know more about the locals and their culture.
- Eid al-Fitr: The Islamic calendar changes every year and some major celebrations sometimes do take place in June. There have been cases of the holy month of Ramadan taking place in June along with Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting period. It is a three-day-long festival marked by generous feasts and celebrations.
- Fewer tourists: Tourist numbers in Egypt decline by as much as 40 percent in June compared to December. So this is a great time for quiet and crowd-free sightseeing tours in Egypt, especially early in the morning.
- Bargain deals: Planning for a trip to Egypt in June? If yes, then you can take advantage of lower prices at luxury hotels in popular resort towns of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. Travel fares to the country are also cheaper during this time of year. Check out our budget tours to Egypt.
Where to go and what to do
Summertime is when the weather in Egypt is amazing to spend your days at the beach. For a luxurious experience, head to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. For a low-key summer escape, you could check out Dahab. Spend your days wading in clear, turquoise waters and snorkeling on the pristine Red Sea reefs. Choose from our beach holidays in Egypt for an amazing time.
The Sphinx Festival is a celebration of everything ancient Egypt. The festival dates are not always the same, so plan your trip accordingly. During this five-day celebration, the Red-Sea town of El Gouna comes to life with dance performances, musical showcases, workshops and art exhibits honoring skilled Egyptian artists. Have a look at our tour to El Gouna.
June is also the time to go bargain-hunting in Egypt, with prices of local wares coming down dramatically. Khan el Khalili is the oldest bazaar in the country, dating back to the middle ages. Browse the magical souk after nightfall to truly see it come to life and to escape the burning rays of the sun.
This is also the time to book sunrise and sunset tours to the most magnificent attractions across the country. You will most likely enjoy them all by yourself and see marvelous landscapes reveal themselves before your eyes without being surrounded by hordes of fellow travelers. Here are our solo trips to Egypt for more ideas.
It might be sweltering in Egypt in June but there is no better time than this to take advantage of cheap flights and drastically emptier attractions. The inland heat can be taxing but a coastal holiday in Egypt might just be the thing you need.
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