The climate in Cairo can be considered to be a desert climate with little to no rainfall. The city is hot and humid most part of the year, with the pollution from the amount of traffic adding to the smothering effect of the heat during the summer months.
Winters (December-February) – Winter is the peak season to visit Cairo. The weather is pleasant all throughout the day and the best time to visit this desert city. The day time temperatures remain around 19 to 20 degrees Celsius with cool refreshing breeze blowing during the evenings. The winter season sees a huge influx of tourists and one might have to wait in huge lines to admire the attractions in the city, especially the Pyramids of Giza. The prices are at an all-time high and the city is very expensive during the peak season. To avoid the crowds and save time, one must start planning prior to the trip and book the tours beforehand.
Spring (March-April) – Spring is also a great time to visit Cairo. Most of the winter crowds have left during this time of the year and the city is relatively empty and relaxed. The day time temperatures start to rise and remain between a comfortable 23 to 28 degrees Celsius and the nights are cold with cool winds. The city is still expensive when compared to the off-season prices. To make the most of the spring season, plan and book in advance to save time and land with cheaper deals.
Summer (May-September) – The summer season in the arid, dry and dessert like climate of Cairo is not something that appeals to most of the travellers. Further, the precipitation levels are at zero, and the city experiences no showers to give some relief from the scorching heat. The day time temperatures stay around 34 to 25 degrees Celsius and can sometimes even be higher. The city is least expensive at this time of the year and visiting Cairo during the summer season can save a lot of money if you don’t mind the heat. However, there is an inflow of tourists during the holy month of Ramadan and prices rise again for a short period, so be sure to check the events, festivals and dates while planning for the trip.
Fall (October-November) - The fall season is also a comfortable time to visit Cairo. The summer heat starts to fall and the day time temperatures remain between 25 to 29 degrees Celsius. This is one of the best times to explore the city as the winter crowds have not yet arrived. The prices are also lower than the prices during the winter season and one can land with a great inexpensive deal during this time of the year.
The best time to visit Cairo is during the winter season as the temperature is pleasant and cool and it is one of the best time to indulge in the plethora of attractions that the city boasts. However, if one wishes to avoid the high prices and crowds of tourists, one can go during the fall or the spring seasons, when the city is relatively inexpensive and less crowded.