Egypt is famous for its therapeutic weather since many cities enjoy a healthy climate. Thus most of the European travelers visit it as a health destination and touristic destination as well.
Egypt enjoys a gracefully warm climate through out the year: Sun shines about eight hours a day and rain is scarce. The major change in climate through out the year may be attributed to the difference of temperature and the prevailing wind. During the summer months – June, July, and August – northern wind blowing from Europe brings about a milder weather.
In March and May the weather affects greatly with El Khamasin wind that causing great sandstorms and spread of many diseases among people and animals.
Egyptian deserts have a continental climate. In winter, the temperatures range in winter may be 0° C at night and 15° C-19° C and the rainfall is rare except for Sinai that receives more rains than other desert areas. During the summer, the average temperatures in weather fluctuates between 40° C – 44° C during the day, to 9° C during the night in the deserts.
In coastal cities, the range of temperatures usually varies between 15° in the winter and from 28° C to 32° C in summer. Rains fall rarely through out Egypt but the Northern Coast and Delta receive more rains. Alexandria is one of the major coastal cities that receives the average of 19 cm rainfall yearly, while the upper Egypt cities such as Aswan an average of rains as low as 10 cm yearly.