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The climate of Abu Simbel (Egypt)
Abu Simbel is a temple complex built by Ramses II and situated on Lake Nasser. Ramses II was a powerful pharaoh in the 12th century BC. He also was an important warlord. To impress his enemies in neighboring countries he ordered many temples to be built. This complex consists of several temples which are carved out of the rocks. They have images of Ramses, his wife Nefertiti and several Egyptian Gods. The statues were discovered by a Swiss in the 19th century when the statues were almost completely covered with sand. Not only the sand but also the water from Lake Nasser was threatening the temples. When the Aswan dam was built the temples were in danger of completely disappearing under water. Because of a rescue operation by Unesco, the temples were cut into pieces and reconstructed on a higher level, where they can still be admired. Abu Simbel is located in the middle of the desert and has a desert climate. During the day temperatures are warm and hot. During the night temperatures may drop more than 20 degrees Celsius. Because of the rising temperatures during the spring warm winds and sandstorms may occur. Temperatures then rise within a short time to unpleasant levels. Rainfall is very rare in Abu Simbel.

 

Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Abu Simbel:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 23 9 10 0 n/a
February 26 10 10 0 n/a
March 30 14 10 0 n/a
April 36 19 10 0 n/a
May 40 23 11 0 n/a
June 41 25 11 0 n/a
July 41 25 11 0 n/a
August 40 25 11 0 n/a
September 39 24 11 0 n/a
October 36 21 10 0 n/a
November 29 15 10 0 n/a
December 25 11 10 0 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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