Weather Averages for Hurghada in August
Averages for Hurghada in August
August is the hottest month in Hurghada, and temperatures can reach up to a scorching 35 degrees celsius during the warmest part of the day. Overnight temperatures are unlikely to dip lower than 27 degrees, so definitely stay somewhere with air con or a fan!
August is very humid, and the subtropical desert climate means rainfall during August is a rarity.
You can expect to enjoy 12 hours of sunshine a day, and the sea water temperature meanwhile is bath-like 28 degrees.
Dates for the diary
August is pretty quiet in Hurghada, however, the weather is fantastic so you’ll be to busy soaking up the sun and tying to stay cool.
Things to do
Known for its beautiful reef, Sharm Elnaga is one of the best diving sites in the Red Sea. The ideal site for beginners and experienced divers alike, Sharm Elnaga slides down slowly to 30m before dropping off to a depth of around 80m. In addition to the superb diving opportunities, this site is also perfect for snorkelers who will have the chance to see many beautiful fish, coral gardens and rock formations. Sun-worshippers will be happy on the shore which is home to a soft, sandy beach, full of sun loungers and parasols available for hire.
Book a fishing safari on the Jana Boat; one of the most popular rental boats on the Red Sea. The boat comes complete with crew, fishing equipment and bait and can be hired for a quick outing or for longer periods.
Take in more of the Egyptian culture by booking a day long excursion with Elephant Voyage. This tour company offers a combination trip around Hurghada, encompassing a camel trek to a Roman water well and a Bedouin lunch, followed by a snorkelling adventure in the Red Sea
Hit the beach
The warm August weather is a great time to enjoy Hurghada’s beaches - but be sure to wear sunscreen; the UV index is high at this time of year in this part of the world. With so many luxury resorts lining the Red Sea shoreline, many areas of the beach are private for hotel guests only, but there are still a large number of public beaches, but expect to pay a small supplement for access. The Elysees Beach is a popular spot and includes Wifi access so sunbathers can check in with friends and family back home. Access to this beach costs about £3 for the day.
Where to eat & drink
Found directly in front of the fish market, El Halaka is one of the best places to go in the resort for fish and seafood. Some of the most popular dishes include the fish soup with freshly-baked bread, smoked herring and fried shrimp, all of which are sure to bring a smile to your face. El Halaka is regularly frequented by locals, a strong sign of the quality of its food and service.
Another popular choice for couples and families in the mood for European cuisine, Dune Restaurant and Bar is always a hit. Here visitors are presented with a menu laden with options such as beef surf and turf, Mediterranean pizzas, mixed grills and seafood, so there is something for every diner to enjoy. There is free WiFi access to keep the kids amused, whilst the adults chill out with freshly-prepared cocktails.
The award-winning Thai Garden is the ideal destination for holidaymakers in the mood for Thai food. Those with big appetites can take advantage of the all inclusive menu which allows you to enjoy as many dishes and drinks as you like for one set price. If you’re not that hungry, you can opt for one of the multiple-course set menus or choose from the a la carte menu which features a wide variety of authentic starters and main courses.
Ministry of Sound is one of the most well-known nightclubs in the world and can be found in the centre of the resort, overlooking the beach. Here visitors can dance until the early hours to the top selection of the latest tunes and classic favourites played by the resident and guest DJs who rule the decks. Boasting one of the best sound systems in Egypt, this open-air club gets going around 1am, when it carries on buzzing until the early hours.
Where to stay
Holidaymakers who want to stay close to the beach should check out Old Palace Resort. Overlooking the Red Sea, this complex offers a variety of accommodation, including standard, superior, chalet and deluxe rooms, as well as junior and master suites. You’ll find plenty of things to keep you occupied here, such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, spa, gym, animation team, diving centre, kids’ club, sports activities, shuttle bus, WiFi access and bicycle rental.
When it comes to child-friendly accommodation in Hurghada, it doesn’t get much better than PrimaSol Titanic Resort & Aquapark. Guests can choose from a selection of economy, double and family rooms, ensuring something for all group sizes. There is a wealth of activities and services to enjoy, such as swimming pools, water park, bars, restaurants with kids’ menu, indoor theatre, kiosk, souvenir shop, children’s club and entertainment programme, as well as an all-inclusive option.
Couples and families who don’t want to worry about money whilst on holiday should think about staying at Hilton Hurghada Resort. Guests staying on an all-inclusive basis can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at several restaurants and unlimited drinks, snacks and ice cream at various cafes and bars. There are plenty of other amenities included, too, such as WiFi access, fitness centre, swimming pools, tennis courts, private beach, water sports, diving school, playground, kids’ club and entertainment programme.