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The Geographical Location & The Climate Of St. Catherine

Sainte Catherine is located in middle Sinai, 300 kilometers to the East of the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, which connects Sinai with the rest of the cities of Egypt. The region has a surface area of around 5000 square kilometers.

Saint Catherine is located 430 kilometers to the East of Cairo, 100 kilometers to the North of Sharm El Sheikh, 130 kilometers to the West of Dahab, 173 to the South West of Taba, and 110 kilometers away from Nuweiba. 

The monastery of Saint Catherine is the only place in Egypt where is not really uncommon to have some snow in the winter like the incident that occurred in 2013 when the snow covered the whole region.

Although the climate of Saint Catherine can be classified to be a hot desert area, the region has the coldest nights in any other place in Egypt where the degree of temperature may reach up to -14 in some certain cases.

The monastery is situated on a high plateau, being around 1600 meters above sea level, which always distinguishes its climate and geographical conditions from any other places in Sinai. 

The Climate 

In Saint Catherine, the summers are long, warm, arid, and clear and the winters are very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 80°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 84°F.

The best time of year to visit Saint Catherine for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September.

The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 26 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 80°F and low of 61°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 2 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 29°F and a high of 49°F.

Best Time to Go

October 29th to April 29th