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Weather And Best Time To Go To Marsa Alam

The Geographical Location & Climate Of Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the western shore of the Red Sea.

The Climate

Marsa Alam is one of the southernmost sea resorts in Egypt which also means it is one of the warmest. It is only 135 miles or 210 km north of the Tropic of Cancer, which means that in late June the sun is almost directly overhead however cooling winds from off the Red Sea usually mean more bearable temperatures than inland.

There is very little cloud cover – extremely rare in summer and only occasional days of usually light and partial cloud cover in winter.  It usually only rains for one or two days a year and often only very light rain for a short duration.  

Every few years heavier rainfall, lasting an hour or more, can bring considerable disruption to coastal roads and transport but this is usually very temporary. In winter the area enjoys much milder nighttime temperatures than many parts of Egypt which can become very cold at night.     

Best Time To Go

November 5th to April 15th