Shark's Bay Weather December Averages, Egypt
December is the first full month of winter in Shark's Bay, Egypt yet it is still a great holiday destination if you would like to escape the cold. The average temperatures, average highs and lows, average sea temperature and average sunshine hours all decrease. The average rainfall is at the highest level for the year, but should not be an issue.
The average temperature throughout December is 19°C (65°F). Average highs rise to 23°C (73°F) which are mostly seen after December 21st as the first half of the month has daily highs that reach 25°C (77°F). Average lows go down to 14°C (57°F) and are also mostly experienced after December 21st with daily lows in the first half of the month getting to 17°C (63°F). December as a whole sees daily falling highs with only one day in ten going over 28°C (83°F) or under 20°C (68°F). Daily lows only fall under 12°C (54°F) or go above 19°C (67°F) every one in ten days.
The average rainfall for December is at the highest for the year with 4mm. This translates to one day of rainfall or every 1 in 31 days.
The average humidity for December is 44% and ranges from 28%, considered dry, to 60%, considered mildly humid. The humidity rarely goes under 19%, considered dry, or goes above 75%, considered humid. The beginning of the month is the most likely to be the least humid while the middle of the month is the most likely to be most humid.
The wind speed in December varies from 3mph, light air, to 22mph, moderate breeze. The beginning of December is most likely to have the highest wind speeds while the middle of the month is most likely to have the lowest wind speeds. The wind direction blows out of the north most often and out of the southwest least often.
The average sunshine hours continues to lower as December sees 8, the lowest average sunshine hours for the year. This is also experienced in January. As the month goes on the daily sunshine slowly decreases with the beginning of the month being most likely to have the most daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature for December is 24°C (75°F) which is the fifth highest for the year along with May.
Where to stay
The Rehana Royal Beach Resort & Spa offers 586 rooms, which include marble bathrooms, private terrace or balcony, air conditioning, satellite television and mini bar. Spa activities available include sauna, steam bath, massages and Jacuzzi.
Those looking to have a family holiday should head to Sierra Hotel Sharm el Sheikh. The hotel offers a private beach, seven pools, tennis, squash, gym and kids' club. The 388 modern rooms and suites are built to relax with their open-air balconies or terraces with views of the Red Sea. Family rooms offer a double bed with privacy separation and a kids' corner with bunk beds, play area and separate wardrobe.
Another ideal family getaway can be had at the Xperience Kiroseiz Parkland. With numerous swimming pools, water sports and an aqua park you will have a hard time running out of things to do. There is also a private beach located right in Naama Bay and the resort features 14 bars and international restaurants. Don't forget to check out the private cinema, spa and kids' club.
Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino offers a fun holiday in five star luxury. There are 505 guest rooms and suites, which include a private balcony or patio. There are six swimming pools onsite for you to relax and soak up the sun. Once you are done sunbathing, try your luck at the Las Vegas style casino.
Things to do
Horse lovers must make Sharm Equestrian a part of their Shark's Bay Holiday. Located in Sharm el Sheikh, this English and Egyptian-owned stable is run by professionals who want to share the beauty of the surroundings the best way they know how on horseback. There are many different options for you to choose from including daily excursions (one hour-whole day) and a hotel based holiday or even a safari where you will camp in the desert with the horses. They are very flexible in accommodating your choices, so if you have a particular trip in mind, be sure to inquire.
With the crowds in on winter holidays, if you are looking to dive check out Octopus World Dahab. Being a little out of the way of the main resorts, this is an amazing place to learn to dive or continue to improve your diving skills. Octopus World Dahab is a five star PADI Dive Centre that will ensure you are taken care of in every aspect. They have options such as open water diver, advanced open water diver, rescue diver and dive master, which are all taught by some of the friendliest professionals you will ever meet.
Eating & drinking out
To have some of the best seafood in the Shark's Bay area head to Fares Seafood in Sharm el Sheikh. Perfect for the whole family, you will find very affordable prices. This is a very popular restaurant with locals and for good reason. Some menu items to try include the seafood soup, mixed seafood grill and a fresh fish buffet. One thing to note is that this is a no alcohol restaurant.
For a taste of Thailand while on holiday in Egypt head to the Blue House Thai Restaurant. This restaurant is perfect for any occasion and offers a scenic view of the Red Sea. All of the food prepared is of the highest quality and some menu items include spring rolls, spicy penang curry and shrimp pad Thai. Be sure to try the homemade coconut ice cream with mango sauce served with fresh mango.