Weather Egypt in June

June marks the beginning of summer in Egypt, bringing warm temperatures and a bustling atmosphere. This month offers plenty of opportunities for beach relaxation, water sports, and exploring the country's cultural treasures. The weather in Egypt in June is perfect to explore the beaches and beautiful sights.

What's the weather like in Egypt in June?

June signifies the start of Egypt's hot summer season, with temperatures gradually rising.

Cairo and the Nile Valley experience daytime temperatures ranging from 30°C to 36°C (86°F to 97°F), while coastal areas like Sharm El Sheikh and Alexandria bake in temperatures around 32°C to 38°C (90°F to 100°F).

It's an ideal time for water activities in the Red Sea, but be prepared for the scorching heat, especially in southern regions.

It's advisable to plan outdoor activities for mornings or evenings and stay hydrated during the day.

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

Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt © Shutterstock

Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt © Shutterstock

Is June a good time to visit Egypt?

June can be a challenging time to visit Egypt due to the intensifying heat. The temperatures soar, and the weather becomes hot and dry.

It is advisable to plan activities during early mornings or evenings and focus on coastal destinations for refreshing beach experiences.

Is Egypt warm in June?

Egypt is generally warm in June. June is considered a summer month in Egypt and temperatures can be quite hot, especially in the southern regions.

In locations like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, average high temperatures in June range from around 33 to 39°C (91 to 102°F).

These temperatures can be quite intense, and it's important to take necessary precautions to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the heat.

Average low temperatures during the night range from approximately 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F).

On the Red Sea coast, including popular beach destinations like Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, temperatures are also very warm in June.

Average highs can range from 35 to 40°C (95 to 104°F), making it a hot time for beach activities and water sports.

It's worth noting that June is one of the hottest months in Egypt, and temperatures can be higher in the southern parts of the country compared to the northern regions.

It's important to stay hydrated, wear appropriate sun protection, and take regular breaks from the sun if you visit Egypt in June

Average rainfall in Egypt in June

June is typically a dry month in Egypt, with minimal rainfall across the country. Cities like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan experience little to no precipitation during this time.

The coastal areas along the Red Sea and the Mediterranean may encounter occasional light showers, but they are infrequent.

Festivals and events in Egypt in June

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

  • Cairo Opera House Summer Festival (dates vary): A series of cultural performances including music, dance, and theater, held at the iconic Cairo Opera House.
  • ‘Id al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (28 June in 2023; dates governed by the Muslim lunar calendar): Begins about 70 days after the end of Ramadan and commemorates Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep in place of his son. It is traditional to kill a sheep and share the meat with the extended family, neighbours and the poor. The festivities last for four days.
  • 30 June Day (30 June): Commemorates the June 2013 protests that saw President Morsi deposed by the military.

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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