Weather Overview for Luxor
Luxor is home to a desert climate which is hot and arid,
much like the rest of Egypt. As in
all deserts, the city plays host to a huge range of temperatures. Summers days
can reach scorching highs up to 50°C and winters can see temperatures fall down
to 0°C. Luxor
experiences very little rainfall, in fact it only records 0.1 inches of
precipitation over the entire year.
Luxor is located on the east
bank of the river Nile, lying about 800 km south of the Mediterranean.
The city is comprised of three different areas; on the east side of the Nile is
the city of Luxor, just north of Luxor there is the town of Karnak and finally
on the west side of the Nile you will find the ancient city of Thebes.
Luxor is pretty magnificent; the sheer volume of monuments
and well-preserved ruins in the Luxor
area is unparalleled, leading to it being known as the world’s greatest open
is peak season in Luxor and sees people flock
from all over the world, particularly those wanting to escape the cold in
northern Europe. Obviously, as this is peak
season, you will find prices to be slightly higher. Day time temperatures are
warm while nights are very cool. December through until February see
of 23°C to 25°C and lows between 5°C and 7°C. It can get down to freezing at
night and the wind often makes this feel even colder. While winter is not as
sunny as the rest of the year it still sees around nine hours
of sunshine per day.
peak summer months of June to September
see average highs around 41°C and average lows around 24°C. Day time
temperatures often get into the high 40s. Average rainfall during this period,
like the rest of the year actually sits at 0 mm.
you are in Luxor
in the summer its best to avoid being outside in the middle of the day as the
heat is blistering. By 9am in the morning it is common for the mercury to have
already risen to 30°C, so keep your activities to the early mornings and
evenings. Find accommodation with excellent air conditioning as the hot winds
that blow in from the desert region can make life extremely uncomfortable,
especially if they whip up a sandstorm.
travelling to Luxor
during the spring and autumn seasons it advisable to pack light cotton clothes and
some very warm layers as temperatures range from very hot to chilly. October
see average highs of 35°C and 29°C respectively, and average lows of 17°C and
12°C. Spring has a similar story. There is also no rainfall
on average during these periods. If Luxor
does experience any precipitation it usually falls in October in brief