Weather in Egypt in December

Is December a good time to visit Egypt?

December is one of the most popular months to visit Egypt. Egypt’s warm winter weather is the best way to escape the cold European winter. With a high demand for accommodation and flights, prices tend to escalate during December in Egypt. Holidaymakers planning a trip to Egypt in December should be sure to book in advance as hotels tend to book up fast and prices increase as December draws near.


Climate in Egypt in December

The climate in Egypt in December makes the desert nation an ideal holiday destination over the Christmas break. The weather in Egypt in December is warm and mostly dry. December is one of Egypt’s rainiest months, but this wont spoil your holiday plans as there are generally only four or five days of rain throughout the month. Temperatures in Egypt in December range from very warm in the south and in the desert to slightly cold along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast and in Cairo. Temperatures in Sharm el-Sheikh range between 15 and 23°C (59 to 73°F). While Cairo has cooler weather with temperatures of 10 to 20°C (50 to 68°F). Temperatures in the Sahara Desert are generally quite warm during the day but they do drop considerably at night.


What’s on in Egypt in December

The Cairo International Film Festival is a great event in Egypt and filmmakers, directors and moviegoers from across Egypt travel to the festival. The Cairo International Film Festival was one of the first international film festivals in the Middle East and while highlighting topical regional issues this festival also attracts glitz, glamour and many international stars such as John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Catherine Deneuve, Oliver Stone and Charlize Theron.


What to pack for a holiday in Egypt in December

December is one of the coldest months in Egypt, but ‘cold’ in Egypt means temperatures between 15 and 23°C (59 to 73°F)! Holidaymakers wishing to escape the European winter can book a cheap flight to Egypt at the drop of a hat. The best items to pack for a holiday to Egypt in December are summer clothes. The temperatures are nice and warm during the day but they can drop quite low at night so be sure to pack a light fleece for the desert nights. Visitors heading to an Egyptian resort along the Red Sea will need swimwear. Holidaymakers visiting the more remote parts of Egypt should pack slightly more conservative clothing.