Should I go to Egypt in May

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Vacation in Egypt in May and what is the weather like there

Holidays in Egypt in May

The climate of Egypt has a rest in the country all year round. It is necessary to go to Egypt in May, because this is the most favorable period. True, there are still some features of rest in May and it is worth learning about them before the trip:

The beach season in May, which opened back in April, continues. The sun is shining brighter and heats the air and water more, the number of tourists and families with children is increasing. Resorts come to life after winter. The time is equally suitable for both beach and outdoor activities.

May is rich in fruits, there are more of them. In addition to bananas, medlars, watermelons and melons, grapes and peaches ripen.

Average May temperatures in the popular resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and others are kept at around:

Weather in Egypt in May
Sharm el-Sheikh Hurghada Cairo
Absolute Maximum ℃ 44 42,6 44,4
Average Temperature ℃ 29,1 27,6 24,9
The Absolute Minimum ℃ 17 16 11,9
Water Temperature ℃ 26 24 -
Precipitation, mm. 0,5 0,01 0,5

In May, the most favorable weather is established, unlike the subsequent summer months. This is the most comfortable time, but it's already pretty hot. Daytime temperatures are kept at around +30℃-33℃, night +22-25℃. In the first half of the month, the winds may still blow, and if they bring pleasant coolness during the day, then it gets colder in the evening. It is worth taking a jacket with you. During the day, the main clothes will be shorts and tops.

The water warms up quickly in May and the bathing season is in full swing. At an average temperature of +25℃ you can stay in the water all day. The time is popular with divers and snorkelers. A light breeze coming from the sea will be a joy to those who are located on the beach. Sunbathing and swimming will be safer in the morning and after lunch, otherwise there is a high probability of overheating. Mandatory use of sunscreen with a high level of protection.

There is no precipitation in May. The sky is clear and cloudless.

The winds in Egypt blow constantly, but in May they do not bring trouble. They are cool only in the evenings, and during the day on the beach and walking reduce the feeling of heat.

Back in early May, jellyfish can be found near the coast, but it is unlikely. In general, they are safe. However, do not neglect the safety rules and touch them, otherwise you can get a burn and spoiled rest.

The light day in May is getting longer, it starts to get dark around half past six:

  • 🕑 Exact time of dawn in Egypt(in Sharm el-Sheikh) today: 04:51
  • 🕑 Exact sunset time in Egypt(in Sharmel-Sheikh) today: 18:28

Pros and cons of a holiday in Egypt in May

And now let's summarize and list the pros and cons of a holiday in Egypt in May:

Advantages of holidays in Egypt in May

  • It's hot, but there's no sweltering heat yet.
  • The most favorable time for beach and outdoor activities.
  • This is a great time for diving, snorkeling.
  • You can go with children.
  • Daylight hours are increasing.
  • There are more fruits, but there are still no mangoes.
  • A lot of sightseeing programs and entertainment.
  • You don't have to take warm clothes with you.

Disadvantages of holidays in Egypt in May

  • There is a large influx of holidaymakers in May, especially at the beginning of the month.
  • Prices for tours, flights, accommodation and excursions are increasing.
  • Cool evenings, you will need warm clothes.
  • There is an accumulation of jellyfish near the shore.
  • You can get sunburn if you do not use sun protection.

Where is it better to go to Egypt in May and tips on choosing a place to stay

If in winter and early spring it is better to choose Sharm el-Sheikh for moderate winds and higher temperatures, then in May Hurghada is a priority. Thanks to the winds, the heat is easier to bear here. But the difference between these and other resorts in Egypt is not significant, so if an inexpensive tour turns up, then without hesitation, you need to choose any one. You can find online tours at tour operator prices at no extra charge on these reliable and trusted sites:

Выгодные туры в Египет

There are no special recommendations for choosing hotels, unlike in the winter months, when you have to hide from the winds and choose protected coves. Therefore, the choice will depend on your specific preferences and wallet.

Field trips in May are a good option, even though it's already getting hot. This is especially felt during a walking tour of the sights of Cairo, Giza or Luxor, as well as entertaining excursions to the desert. The best option would be to visit Mount Moses, which takes place in the late afternoon and at night. In all cases, wear closed clothes on excursions, cover your head, take plenty of water and sunscreens with you.

Weather and seasons in Sharm el-Sheikh

Seasons in Sharm el-Sheikh by month, when is the best time to go
Jan Feb March Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
                       

* the best time to visit;
acceptable time to visit;
not recommended time to visit

Средняя температура in Sharm el-Sheikh по месяцам
янв фев мар апр май июн июл авг сен окт ноя дек 18° 19.4° 21.7° 25.5° 29.1° 31.2° 32.4° 32.2° 31.1° 28° 23.8° 19.9°
Осадки in Sharm el-Sheikh по месяцам
янв фев мар апр май июн июл авг сен окт ноя дек 0.5мм 0.2мм 1.2мм 0.2мм 0.5мм 0мм 0мм 0мм 0.04мм 0.8мм 3.3мм 0.5мм

Current weather in Sharm el-Sheikh and forecast

Weather and seasons in Hurghada

Seasons in Hurghada by month, when is the best time to go
Jan Feb March Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
                       

* the best time to visit;
acceptable time to visit;
not recommended time to visit

Средняя температура in Hurghada по месяцам
янв фев мар апр май июн июл авг сен окт ноя дек 18° 19.4° 21.7° 25.5° 29.1° 31.2° 32.4° 32.2° 31.1° 28° 23.8° 19.9°
Осадки in Hurghada по месяцам
янв фев мар апр май июн июл авг сен окт ноя дек 0.5мм 0.2мм 1.2мм 0.2мм 0.5мм 0мм 0мм 0мм 0.04мм 0.8мм 3.3мм 0.5мм

Current weather in Hurghada and forecast

  • 25 Май
    9:00
    ясно
    +27°C
    12м/с
    Влаж. 21%
  • 25 Май
    18:00
    ясно
    +32°C
    11м/с
    Влаж. 20%
  • 26 Май
    3:00
    ясно
    +26°C
    10м/с
    Влаж. 34%
  • 26 Май
    12:00
    ясно
    +30°C
    8м/с
    Влаж. 34%
  • 26 Май
    21:00
    ясно
    +28°C
    3м/с
    Влаж. 26%
  • 27 Май
    6:00
    переменная облачность
    +27°C
    1м/с
    Влаж. 32%
  • 27 Май
    15:00
    ясно
    +36°C
    6м/с
    Влаж. 22%
  • 28 Май
    0:00
    ясно
    +31°C
    8м/с
    Влаж. 31%
  • 28 Май
    9:00
    ясно
    +29°C
    8м/с
    Влаж. 37%
  • 28 Май
    18:00
    пасмурно
    +33°C
    10м/с
    Влаж. 26%
  • 29 Май
    3:00
    облачно с прояснениями
    +25°C
    7м/с
    Влаж. 46%
  • 29 Май
    12:00
    ясно
    +34°C
    8м/с
    Влаж. 26%

* - прогноз указан по местному времени. Данные получены с https://openweathermap.org. Если отображаются устаревшие даты, обновите страницу с помощью F5+Ctrl.

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