Weather in Egypt in July 2024: Travel Tips for First-Timers

By Margaux | Updated Dec. 29, 2022

July is the hottest month throughout Egypt, and you'll have to make sure you are prepared for the heat if you want to visit Egypt in July and do sightseeing. However, as a result of the heat, there are fewer tourists in Egypt in July, and there is less demand for accommodation throughout the country, meaning that the prices are lower.

July is a good time of the year to visit Egypt's seaside destinations for a relaxing beach holiday, as you are guaranteed hot and sunny days throughout July, and international airfares are lower. It is also possible to do some sightseeing in the mornings or evenings, when the temperatures are lower.

Read on to find out more about visiting Egypt in July, what temperatures you should expect in Egypt's major cities, and what places are best to visit if you are going to go to Egypt in July.

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Egypt Weather in July: Overview

  • Average temperature range in Cairo and Alexandria (north of Egypt): 23°C–35°C (73°F–95°F)
  • Average temperature range in Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Luxor (middle to south of Egypt): 28°C–42°C (82°F–107°F)
  • Rainfall: 0 mm on average in July
  • Rainy days: 0 days on average
  • Sunny days: all days

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Egypt Regional Weather in July

Even the slightest rainfall in July is very rare, with an average of 0 rainy days throughout the month, and 0 mm of rainfall predicted in Egypt's main cities. This makes it a great time of year to visit Egypt's coastline, where you'll be able to enjoy sunny days throughout the month of July without having to worry about clouds!

Location Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Rainfall
Alexandria 23°C (73°F) 30°C (86°F) 0 mm
Cairo (and Giza) 23°C (73°F) 35°C (95°F) 0 mm
Luxor 25°C (77°F) 41°C (105°F) 0 mm
Aswan 28°C (82°F) 42°C (107°F) 0 mm
Hurghada 28°C (82°F) 37°C (99°F) 0 mm
Sharm el-Sheikh (and Dahab) 29°C (84°F) 38°C (101°F) 0 mm

On the flip side, no rain and cloud does also mean that temperatures are higher in July, which is the middle of summer for Egypt. Particularly in the south of the country, cities such as Luxor, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh are seeing highs of around 41°C (105°F).

The northern cities of Alexandria and Cairo see a lower minimum temperature during July, with evening temperatures hovering around the 23°C (73°F) mark. During the day, however, Cairo still heats up in July, reaching around 35°C (95°F), which can make sightseeing a little more difficult if you're not used to these high temperatures. Humidity is low, however, meaning it isn't a sticky, humid heat like you might have experienced in countries closer to the equator.

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Best Places to Visit in Egypt in July

Best Places to Visit in Egypt in July

1. Cairo and Giza

Cairo is a great place to start your trip, as this is where your international flight will likely come in. It is also a must-see, as Egypt's capital, and very close to Giza where Egypt's most popular attraction is found: the Pyramids of Giza.

To beat the heat, consider visiting the inside of a pyramid, or why not ensure you're up early and take a break in your hotel at the hottest part of the day? There is also Giza's Grand Egyptian Museum, which is air-conditioned. For activities to do in Cairo in the evenings, we've put also together this list of things to do in Cairo after dark.

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2. Sharm el-Sheikh

For a relaxing beach holiday in Egypt, Sharm el-Sheikh is a recommended place to visit in July. There are beautiful hotels, and it's a great point from which to venture into Ras Muhammad National Park, which offers great diving and snorkeling spots from which to enjoy the varied marine life.

Prices in Sharm el-Sheikh are lower in July due to a general decrease in demand for travel in Egypt as a result of the higher summer temperatures.

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3. Hurghada

A very popular destinations in Egypt, Hurghada is a good place to go in Egypt in July, as you'll have only sunny days. Tourists often go to Hurghada to partake in active water sports, such as waterskiing, diving, snorkeling, but there is also plenty to do for those who want to relax at the beach. Hurghada truly has the best of both worlds.

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4. Dahab

Dahab is not a bad idea in July either, being another beautiful beachside location in Egypt. Dahab also has the benefit of being a great starting point for a day trip to either Mount Sinai (if you can do it in the heat, do make sure you bring enough water) or the Siwa Oasis.

Dahab's wonderful combination of the sea, mountains, and the desert is not likely to bore any visitors any time soon!

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Crowds and Cost

In terms of crowds and the cost of traveling to Egypt and staying in Egypt, July is probably one of the best months to go in reality. Due to higher temperatures in summer, many tourists avoid traveling to Egypt in July, meaning that there are fewer crowds at all the tourist destinations.

On top of that, you'll likely be able to get your tickets to and from Egypt cheaper, as well as your accommodation. Prices for hotels are a lot lower in July, and if you can manage the heat, it is definitely worth looking into visiting Egypt in July.

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What to Wear in Egypt in July

Due to higher temperatures, we recommend wearing lighter colored clothing rather than darker clothing, as well as clothes made using natural materials rather than synthetic materials. For example, we recommend linen trousers or shirts for men, and cotton dresses or shirts, or linen trousers, for women.

Egypt is a conservative country, and you'll need to make sure that you dress accordingly to be respectful. This means covering your knees and shoulders. Due to the strong sun we also recommend a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. (How to Dress Properly in Egypt)

If your trip to Egypt only involves visiting a beach resort, you'll be able to dress less conservatively as the social etiquette there is slightly different. We have prepared some more information for you to read about what to wear in Egypt depending on where and when you are going here, as the customs in Egypt are slightly different to what you might be used to at home.

Monthly Weather in Egypt

Traveling in Egypt in July with Global Highlights

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