Marsa Alam Weather July Averages, Egypt
What's the weather like in Marsa Alam in July?
July is one of the hottest months of the year in Marsa Alam, Egypt, just like it is in Hurghada. During this month, temperatures can climb up to 35°C at the warmest point of the day, which can feel even hotter due to the desert surroundings. The evenings cool down to a much more bearable 26°C after the sun sets. These high and low temperatures are both the highest in the whole year and they remain pretty much constant throughout the month. The hottest day of the year is July 29, when the mercury can climb to 36°C in the afternoon and to 29°C at night. The overall average temperature is 31°C, which is also the annual maximum. August is equally as hot. The sea temperature averages a bath-like 29°C this month, a temperature that is also recorded in September. Only in August does the Red Sea get warmer, with an average of 30°C.
Although every month in the year is dry in Marsa Alam, which is surrounded by desert after all, July is one of the driest. There is no rainfall whatsoever this month; no days with rainfall and a total amount of rainfall of 0mm. Make sure to bring plenty of sun cream, a hat and swimwear if you're visiting this time of year.
Cloud cover increases greatly in the course of the month though. July 1 is the clearest day with 25% of cloud cover; July 31 is the cloudiest with 41% of cloud cover change from mostly clear to partly cloudy. However, this doesn't mean that there's no sunshine anymore. There still is plenty of sunshine as the sky in July is never completely overcast. On average, a day in July has 13 sunshine hours, the annual maximum and the same average that was also seen in May and June and will also continue to be observed through August.
The length of the days is essentially constant with a slight decrease toward the end of the month. July 1 is the longest day with 13.42 daylight hours; July 31 is the shortest with 13.19 hours of daylight.
With the chance of rainfall being almost non-existent, and the resort enjoying an average of 13 hours of sunshine each day, July is a very popular time to visit Marsa Alam.
Hotels in Marsa Alam in July
Utopia Beach Club
Utopia Beach Club offers a range of services and facilities for guests to enjoy. This fun and family-managed beach hotel is well-known among divers for its superb location near crystal-clear waters, a gorgeous sandy beach and a magnificent coral reef. Accommodation is available as either beach bungalow rooms and superior rooms. There are three main dining venues, two pool bars, a beach hut and four additional bars; and three heated swimming pools. The hotel offers plenty of activities as well, ranging from horse and camel safaris to jeep excursions to diving and snorkelling trips to pool parties, fire shows and sports competitions.
Beaches in Marsa Alam in July
July is the peak of the summer in the resort; temperatures soar and the sun beats down on the beaches and the sunbathers on them. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to slop on plenty of sun cream and seek refuge in the Red Sea. In the afternoons, it can get so hot that it might be even better to stay out of the sun altogether and limit your beach visits to the mornings and evenings. If you stay at one of the seaside resorts, you will most likely have access to a private beach, which is extremely convenient and possibly the very reason why you came to this corner of the world in the first place. Enjoy the sun and the sea, but be safe and take precautions to avoid sunstroke and sunburns.
Bars and Restaurants
For a morning or afternoon cup of coffee, head to Costa Coffee, a little coffee shop in Port Ghalib. This is a great place to grab a quick cup and a pastry.
Things to do in Marsa Alam in July
Marsa Alam is a very quiet resort, with little more to do than lounge around by the pool or take to the Red Sea for a spot of diving. Elphinstone Reef is one of the most popular places to dive, possibly even one of the world's greatest dive sites. Here you will find a vast array of fascinating marine life. Make sure you go early in day to ensure good visibility and avoid the crowds. The waters around the reef are home to two specific shark species that attract divers: the oceanic whitetip and the hammerhead. Getting up close to these sharks is only recommended for experienced divers, thoughot so much because of the sharks aggressive nature, for they don't consider humans to be prey, but rather because of the changing currents, deceptively deep coral reefs and the open-sea location.
Abu Dabbab Bay
Another highly recommended place to go diving is Abu Dabbab Bay. Well-known for its great sand beaches, Abu Dabbab Bay is actually even more famous for being one of only a few spots in the world where you can dive with dugong, also known as sea cows. The bay is the semi-permanent home of two dugongshere are only seven known dugongs left on the entire Red Sea coast in Egypt. The shallows waters in the bay are also home to large sea turtles, guitar sharks and numerous other marine species.
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