The climate of Luxor (Egypt)
Luxor is an important tourist town in the interior of Egypt, located
along the banks of the river Nile. The reason why luxor is that
important is because all sorts of attractions are in the vicinity.
Such as the Luxor temple, the Karnak Temple, the Colossus of Memnon,
the Ramesseum (the temple of Ramses II), the valley of the Kings, the
valley of the Queens and Deir el-Medina. However, many tourists find
the heat a big problem, especially during the summer months. This part
of Egypt is one of the hottest places on our planet. With temperatures
around and sometimes far above 40 degrees Celsius and an ever glaring
sunshine Luxor is a very hot place. Because Luxor is located in the
interior of Egypt there is a lack of a refreshing sea breeze, which
can be enjoyed along the coastline.
The best time to visit Luxor is during the winter months. From
November till March temperatures are between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius
which is far more pleasant than the heat during the summer. However,
during March there is the risk of a khamsin: a warm desert wind that
often goes together with a lot of desert sand in the air. Normally
these sirocco winds with winds often reaching speeds of over 100
kilometers per hour occur during April. However, during some seasons
these winds occur sooner and can cause a lot of trouble in March
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Luxor:
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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:
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