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Best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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The best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh is March-May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Sharm El Sheikh such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, March-May is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) in Sharm El Sheikh. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 13℃ (55℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Sharm El Sheikh during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Sharm El Sheikh usually falls during the months surrounding October 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 Sharm El Sheikh below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Sharm El Sheikh seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Sharm El Sheikh as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Sharm El Sheikh 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 Sharm El Sheikh

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 Sharm El Sheikh 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.

Sharm El Sheikh 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 Sharm El Sheikh 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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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Sharm El Sheikh in January

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sharm El Sheikh in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sharm El Sheikh in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 1 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Sharm El Sheikh in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sharm El Sheikh 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.


Sharm El Sheikh in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • 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 Sharm El Sheikh in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Sharm El Sheikh in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • 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 Sharm El Sheikh in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Sharm El Sheikh in June

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • 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 Sharm El Sheikh in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Sharm El Sheikh in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • 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 Sharm El Sheikh in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Sharm El Sheikh in August

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • 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 Sharm El Sheikh in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Sharm El Sheikh in September

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • 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 Sharm El Sheikh in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Sharm El Sheikh in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sharm El Sheikh in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Sharm El Sheikh in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sharm El Sheikh in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Sharm El Sheikh in December

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Sharm El Sheikh is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Sharm El Sheikh 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 Sharm El Sheikh is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sharm El Sheikh, 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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