Best Time to Go to Hurghada

Best Time to Go to Hurghada

Egypt holidays offer a fantastic mid-haul destination from the UK, with its coastal resorts open for business year-round. Hurghada, known for its spectacular coral reefs and excellent tourist facilities, boasts sun-drenched days during both summer and winter, and with an average annual temperature of 29C and practically no rainfall, it’s a haven for those in search of long blissful hours on the beach, whatever the time of year. The crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea don’t fall below 21C, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling, even during the cold winter months.

The sub-tropical climate here in Egypt means consistent hot and sunny holiday weather in Hurghada, with the best months to travel being between October and April. During this time, the temperature doesn’t generally drop below 21C, and there are at least 8 hours of glorious sunshine every day, with virtually no rainfall. Spring and autumn months are really the best times for all types of holiday-maker to visit, when the days see average temperatures of around 25C – perfect for the beach. Scuba-diving is possible all year round, but the conditions do vary, with both the air and water temperature differing during high and low season months. High season for diving is considered from March to May, and September to November, with the Red Sea hovering between 23C – 27C during this time, seeing the best visibility, and home to the widest selection of fish and marine life.

2104783441_3c5ba978fb_zEven January, the coolest month, experiences average highs of 22C, comfortable for sunbathing, and is perhaps the best time to venture out on day trips and sightseeing tours. Winters do bring cooler evenings and nights, sometimes dropping to below 12C, and also see the most rain; however, being a desert this is relative, with November, the wettest month, only receiving less than 5mm of precipitation. March can also see some strong winds along the coast. Summers should probably be avoided, due to temperatures often reaching over 40C in July and August, but the resort does stay busy and bustling throughout the season, with plenty of local and European holiday-makers braving the oppressive heat and taking to the waters of the Red Sea to cool off!

Author Bio: Jason Briggs is a travel enthusiast, Iceland is my favourite, been there been there 6 times. Often joined with friends and family, also have travelled to each of the Canary Islands at least once. Been to a variety of places around Europe and Asia. Love food and sports I and unfortunately a Wolverhampton fan. Also a big film fan, best film ever made Scarface. @TravelBriggs