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Best time to visit Cairo, Egypt

Our verdict

The best time to visit Cairo is August

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Cairo such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, August is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 40℃ (104℉) in Cairo. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 8℃ (47℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Cairo during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Cairo usually falls during the months surrounding March each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Cairo below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Cairo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Cairo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Cairo is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Cairo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Cairo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Cairo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Cairo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Cairo in January

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cairo in February

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Cairo in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cairo in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cairo in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cairo in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Cairo in July

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Cairo in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Cairo in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Cairo in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cairo in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cairo in December

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cairo in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Cairo is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 37℃ (98℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Cairo is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Cairo is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Cairo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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