Weather Egypt in February

As winter transitions into spring, February brings pleasant weather to Egypt, making it an appealing time to explore the country's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures. With mild temperatures and limited rainfall, it offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Egypt's rich history and vibrant atmosphere. The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, but what is the weather like in Egypt in February? Is it warm? And is it a good time to visit?

How's the weather in Egypt in February?

February in Egypt is characterized by mild and comfortable weather, making it an ideal time to visit popular destinations. Cairo and the Nile Valley experience daytime temperatures ranging from 16°C to 22°C (61°F to 72°F), with cooler evenings.

Coastal areas like Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam boast temperatures around 21°C to 25°C (70°F to 77°F), perfect for enjoying the Red Sea's turquoise waters. This month allows you to explore Luxor’s ancient temples, cruise the Nile, or indulge in underwater adventures while avoiding the intense heat of summer.

February is prime hiking season in the Sinai High Mountains and a good time to take in outdoor attractions like the Giza pyramids or Luxor’s Valley of the Kings whilst the weather is not scorching hot.

Planning your visit in another month? Read our page about the best time to visit Egypt.

Is February a good time to visit Egypt?

February is a great time to visit Egypt, as the weather continues to be cool and pleasant. With lower tourist crowds and comfortable temperatures, it is an ideal month to explore archaeological sites, cruise the Nile, and partake in various outdoor activities.

Those looking for some winter sun will find it along the Red Sea coast. February can also be a great time to learn to dive in South Sinai as the waters tend to be clearer.

Looking for even more options for your winter getaway? Explore our guide to the best places for a February holiday.

Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt © Shutterstock

February is a good month to spend on the beach (Sharm el Sheikh)

Is Egypt warm in February?

In February, Egypt continues to experience mild to warm temperatures, similar to January.

In most parts of Egypt, including Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, the average high temperatures range from 17 to 24°C (63 to 75°F) during the day.

The average low temperatures in these areas typically range from 8 to 15°C (46 to 59°F) during the night.

Along the Red Sea coast, such as in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, temperatures are slightly higher, with average highs ranging from 22 to 27°C (72 to 81°F).

Overall, February is still considered a pleasant time to visit Egypt, with warm and comfortable weather during the day and cooler temperatures in the evenings.

Average rainfall in Egypt in February

February is generally a dry month in Egypt, with minimal rainfall across the country. Major cities like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan experience very little precipitation during this time.

The Red Sea coastal areas, such as Hurghada and Marsa Alam, may see occasional light showers, but they are infrequent. Overall, February offers mild temperatures and clear skies, providing favorable conditions for sightseeing and outdoor adventures.

Festivals and events in Egypt in February

There are several festivals and events that take place in Egypt during the month of February. Here are some of them:

  • Luxor African Film Festival (4-10 February): An annual film festival celebrating African cinema, held in the historic city of Luxor.
  • Abu Simbel Sun Festival (22 February): A unique event where the sun illuminates the inner sanctum of the Abu Simbel Temples, commemorating Pharaoh Ramses II.

For more practical guidance that will help you make the most of your trip, have a chat with our local Egypt experts, who can help you plan your dream trip.

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updated 02.07.2023

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