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Weather Averages for Sharm El Sheikh in June
Averages for Sharm El Sheikh in June
The hot summer weather intensifies further in June at Sharm el-Sheikh, with an average daytime maximum temperature of 37°C, and an average minimum temperature of 26°C. Temperatures rarely fluctuate by more than a few degrees either side of the long-term average, but the hottest days of the month can exceed 40°C. However, humidity is generally low which detracts from the severity of the heat. Visitors should thus take plenty of water and protection from the sun.
June is almost invariably a rain-free month- the long-term average rainfall for June is 0mm and there are on average 0.0 days with measurable rainfall. While Sharm el-Sheikh enjoys high sunshine totals throughout the year, the summer months are especially sunny, and an average June boasts 390 hours of bright sunshine, an average of 13 hours per day. The average sea temperature creeps up to 26°C in June, which provides excellent scope to engage in underwater activities and get some relief from the daytime heat.
Although sand and dust-storms occasionally crop up between February and May in association with the hot, dry and dusty khamsin wind, these events peak during April and are very rare in June.
Things to do
Those suffering from the June heat can cool off indoors with water-themed entertainment at the Aqua Blue water park. It is located at Hadaba, to the west of Sharm el-Sheikh port on the south-facing coast. Day trips are offered and include lunch, and transfers to the Aqua Park Hotel. The water park offers 32 water slides, including 12 that are specifically for children, and a range of water pads and playgrounds and swimming pools. The complex also includes a promenade of cafes and restaurants and is open by day and night. For those who would like to sunbathe at the nearby beach at the south coast, a shuttle bus is available to take visitors there.
The Aqua Blue Centre also offers numerous organised trips, including a trip in which tourists can swim with dolphins, and the Crocodile Show, which gives access to a museum and pool full of live snakes and crocodiles, so that visitors can check out the sight of fearsome animals pulling off tricks on the stage. Transport is by air-conditioned vehicles, which is particularly handy given the heat at this time of year.
Due to the warmth of the seas to the east and south of Sharm el-Sheikh at this time of year, September is a good time of year to try diving and snorkelling. The Aqua Nabq Dive Centre is a professional dive centre which provides diving courses from basic to advanced/instructor level, with a particularly strong focus on scuba diving.
Time to celebrate
On the 18th June the locals celebrate Evacuation Day, which celebrates how Egypt secured independence from Britain on the 18th June 1956, following over a decade of increasingly unstable British rule. The date is a public holiday so many shops and organisations are closed for the day.
Eating (and drinking) out
There is a wide choice of good restaurants around Sharm el-Sheikh. For those after English food, the Bar One and Restaurant at the Horizon Resort, Nabq, offers relatively cheap and high quality English food, and features additional entertainment including a bar, a pool table, and HD screens which enable visitors to watch sporting events. The Fawanees Cafe & Restaurant is a good option for a combination of Lebanese, seafood and steakhouse cuisine, and is relatively inexpensive.
Pacha at Malek el Bahrein is a popular pub, bar and nightclub, and internationally-recognised DJs perform music on a regular basis, and it is well known for having a strong and distinctive atmosphere, though beware of overpriced alcoholic drinks. Fifty Sports Bar under the Sultana Restaurant, next to the Naama Bay Promenade, is close to the beach, making it a good stop-off point as part of a spell sunbathing and/or diving and snorkelling, and it offers light snacks and allows visitors to catch up on sporting events by watching satellite TV in the bar.
Hit the beach
Due to the intensity of the heat in June, many visitors may find the daytime heat too strong to be able to sunbathe comfortably for long, but many beaches around Sharm el-Sheikh offer good scope for swimming, diving and snorkelling. Shark’s Bay, which is situated to the south of El Sheikh Zaied Street, off the south-east of Sharm el-Sheikh. Like Ras um Sid, offers good diving and snorkelling opportunities in association with spectacular reefs and fish species, while it is a relatively quiet resort. There are shops, bars and cafes nearby. Alternatively, you could head to Nabq Bay which is a particularly good spot for exploring shipwrecks and offers great diving opportunities.
Where to stay
There are many good accommodation options around Sharm el-Sheikh, but also some dodgy ones, so choose carefully. Those interested in the aforementioned Aqua Blue Water Park can happily stay at the on-site Aqua Blu Sharm, which also provides good accommodation, and catering and is not particularly expensive either. Alternatively, Jaz Mirabel Park is located in the popular Nabq Bay area, and boasts a wide range of sporting facilities. Those who have large budgets can consider one of the numerous luxury hotels in the region such as the Baron Resort, which has good views over Tiran Island.
Those on tighter budgets have a more limited range of good options, but there are some, including the Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village which also contains a local dive centre. For those after self-catering options, Sharks Bay Oasis is a very handy option for those interested in visiting, and staying close to, Shark’s Bay.