Cairo weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Cairo

The best time to visit in Cairo in Egypt is from February until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Cairo is 36°C in July and the lowest is 19°C in January.

Cairo has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Cairo or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Cairo by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 21 25 29 32 35 36 36 34 30 25 20
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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14 day weather forecast Cairo

The weather for in Cairo will be 32° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
19°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
21°
1.8 mm 40% 4 m/s 5
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 6
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 5
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 5
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 5
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
19°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 5
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
19°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
21°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 9 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2

Climate Cairo

Cairo has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Cairo is 29° degrees and there is about 3 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 354 days a year with an average humidity of 50% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Cairo

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 21 25 29 32 35 36 36 34 30 25 20
Night temp. (°C) 10 11 12 14 18 21 22 23 21 19 16 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Days with rain 1 1 2 1 - - - - - - 1 2
Dry days 30 27 29 29 31 30 31 31 30 31 29 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 13 13 12 11 9 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 4

Cairo weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Cairo? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Cairo?

Cairo is located in Egypt. It lies in a straight line at 9,023 km from New York.

The coordinates of Cairo are:

  • Latitude: 30.07708
  • Longitude: 31.285909

The GPS coordinates are 30° 4' N, 31° 17' E

How long is the flight to Cairo?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Cairo is approximately 15 h. 20 min.

What are the nearest airports to Cairo?

These are the airports closests to Cairo:

  • Cairo International Airport (13 km) – Cairo
  • El Nouzha Airport (178 km) – Alexandria
  • Borg El Arab International Airport (179 km) – Alexandria

How many inhabitants are there in Cairo?

Cairo has approximately 11,893,000 inhabitants.

How big is Cairo?

The area of Cairo is around 27,637 km².

What is the currency of Cairo?

In Cairo the Egyptian pound (EGP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 27 October 2021

  • 1 Egyptian pound = 15.60 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.064 Egyptian pound
  • 10 Egyptian pound = 155.98 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.64 Egyptian pound
  • 100 Egyptian pound = 1,559.75 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 6.41 Egyptian pound

What is the area code of Cairo?

The area code to call Cairo is +20.