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Cairo Climate & Temperature

  • Cairo, Egypt is at 30°6'N, 31°24'E, 75 m (244 ft). See map.
  • Cairo has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Cairo is situated in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 21.4 degrees Celsius (70.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14 °C (25.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 26 mm (1 inches) which is equivalent to 26 Litres/m² (0.64 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3451 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Cairo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 21 (70) 24 (75) 28 (82) 32 (90) 35 (95) 35 (95) 35 (95) 33 (91) 30 (86) 26 (79) 21 (70) 28 (83)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (56) 15 (59) 17 (62) 21 (70) 25 (76) 27 (81) 28 (82) 27 (81) 26 (79) 23 (74) 19 (66) 15 (59) 21 (70)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (48) 9 (48) 12 (54) 14 (57) 18 (64) 20 (68) 22 (72) 22 (72) 20 (68) 18 (64) 14 (57) 10 (50) 16 (60)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 7 (0) 4 (0) 4 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 3 (0) 5 (0) 26 (1)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 3 (10%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0.5 (2%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%)   12.5 (3%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 06:52 08:16 08:40 09:42 10:27 11:54 11:42 11:19 10:22 09:25 08:16 06:23   09:26
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10h 26' 11h 04' 11h 56' 12h 52' 13h 39' 14h 02' 13h 52' 13h 12' 12h 18' 11h 22' 10h 36' 10h 14'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 67 (33) 76 (24) 74 (26) 76 (24) 77 (23) 86 (14) 85 (15) 87 (13) 85 (15) 84 (16) 79 (21) 63 (37)   79 (21)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 40 49.3 60.1 71.8 80.1 83.3 80.2 71.9 60.5 49 39.9 36.5   60.2

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Cairo Climate Graph in Metric Units

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Cairo Climograph in English Units

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Topic: Climate of Cairo, Egypt
Caitlyn says...
Thanks, that really helped with my geography presentation. Is it possible you could tell me what the gross national income per capita is in Cairo?
11th June 2014 11:07am
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