Weather in Egypt in August
The weather in Egypt in August can vary like the UK but is normally the hottest month along with July. Most adventure travelers avoid Egypt at this time of year due to them moving around all the time, but because of the low humidity, as long as you stay out of the midday sun, you will have no problem with the weather when staying in the Siwa Villa. As there is low humidity in Siwa the temperature in the shade is not too bad. The only problem with this month is if you do get a heat wave like we did in 2007 all over Europe (except the UK where it poured down) it can get very hot and uncomfortable. You have been warned! It is, normally in the low thirties and pleasant in the shade and early morning and evenings in the sunshine.
It’s like when in Rome; when in Egypt do as the Egyptians do and have a siesta in the afternoon and go out in the early morning and evening when the temperatures are fine. Avoiding the mid day sun is must, it’s not like being in an oven, it’s like being under the grill! That is the only down side, you really can’t do much in the heat of the day except relax and chill, tuff one that. The Siwa Villa has been designed to be cool in the summer by having in places walls that are up to one meter thick made of mud which act as a very good insulators allowing you to sleep during the day in comfort. We are currently adding in air conditioning as we are now open all year round due to the direct flights coming in to Marsa Martuh from Gatwick and Manchester.
Weather in Siwa in August
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If your a compulsive sun bather, you are guaranteed as much frying weather as you can handle. The ozone layer is very good here in Siwa and so you don’t actually burn as much as you would think. As long as you have some suntan oil on, your fine.
Sun rise can be almost, slightly chilly and the temperature is pleasant till about 11.30am -1.00pm. After 1.00pm the sun is too hot, but if your in the shade; as they say here, no problem. As long as you have arrived at where ever you are going in the oasis for the day by 11.00am and stay in the shade for the afternoon you will not feel uncomfortable at all. The Siwa Villa has proved to be very cool in the summer.
I have the fans on all day and night and have absolutely no problem with the temperature in the house.
The evenings in Siwa are nice in August and sleeping out in the great sand sea still requires a blanket to keep warm until the sun comes up. So don’t believe all the other web sites that say it is too hot to visit Siwa in the summer. They are written by people who do not live here.It really can vary, it does reach 40 degrees here but probably as much as it reaches 30 degrees in the UK; so not often.
Average temperature during the day in August for Siwa is 31-34 degrees and a low of 20 degrees at night.
Weather in Alexandria in August
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Alexandria is the place to be when the weather starts to get warm in Egypt. As it is next to the sea and has that northern wind to keep it cool, your not the only one who has thought of this. They say over 1 million people decend on the Alexandria coast in August. It is humid in Alexandria in August but the nights are very cool for sleeping if you have a breeze. I have staying in Alex for a week once in August and as long as the window was open and the air flowed it was fine, but it is warm at night and air con is not a bad idea if your catching an early flight or coming down to Siwa in the morning.
Average temperature during the day in August in Alexandria is 30 degrees and a low of 22 degrees at night.
Weather in Cairo in August
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Cairo in August similar to Siwa and its pretty warm. Most days are not too hot and are pleasant with evenings being nice and warm.
Average temperature during the day in August in Cairo is 34 degrees and a low of 21 degrees at night.
Weather in Marsa Matruh in August
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Weather in Marsa Matruh If you want hot weather and deserted beaches where you can swim all day and only be bothered by the odd Bedouin sheppard boy, then have a look at our all inclusive holidays to Siwa . The average temperature in Marsa Matruh in August is 30 degrees and 22 degrees at night.