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Thinking of booking to go to egypt for next xmas,i just wanted to know what the weather would be like? what was it like xmas just gone?

Thanks

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1. Re: weather

Whereabouts in Egypt? Different parts have different weather.

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oh sorry should have said,sharm,hurghada,or taba.

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Hi,

Here's a post that I put up in the Sharm forum:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297555-i9225-k156… New_Year,_December, Jan_weather-Sharm_el_Sheikh_South_Sinai_Red_Sea_and_Sinai.html

Christmas, New Year, December & Jan weather

Given the time of year, there are quite a few threads appearing asking about the above.

My family & I have only ever been to Sharm at Xmas & New Year. The weather is usually 21-25 in the day, with low humidity & sometimes a breeze; this is often welcome in the day but can be quite cool at night.

The sun is warm enough to sunbathe by about 8.30am & goes in at 4pm. It’s dark by 5.30-6pm & then you need to start putting on 1 or 2 extra layers, depending how much you feel the cold. I do, so need 2 or layers by about 9pm, but eve temps can vary. We’ve known 13-19 degrees by about 9pm.

In 3 trips we’ve had about 5 partially cloudy days in total; the rest has been wall to wall sunshine.

It’s bikini weather in the day, most hotels have heated pools (although folk who go in ours seem to wince as they get in!) There are people in the sea & all trips are running as normal.

The resort & hotels are all beautifully decorated in festive mode & they make much of 24th & 31st Dec with Gala Dinners / buffets in the hotels. Folk tend to dress up a bit for this; especially NY eve, when the hotels really go to town with the buffets. Local restaurants have special menus too. Hotels make more of an effort with the NY entertainment on this night; normally hotel entertainment is quite dire but it’s passable on NY eve in ours!

Xmas day is quiet so we usually book a trip.

For earlier in Dec or later in Jan, adjust the times I’ve given slightly & maybe even the temps by a degree or so.

In addition to this information, you may like to click onto the link below for general 1st Time tips,

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297555-i9225-k130…

It covers:

Jabs, suitable dress, visas (at the right price), shopping, taxis, airport transfer, safety, trips, water parks, karting, golf, nightlife, food, tipping, currency, plugs, map of the area, mozzies, upset tums, mobile phones / sims.

This one may also be if interest:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297555-i9225-k151… Dolphn_Excursion_swimming_with_dolphins_at_Dolphinella-Sharm_el_Sheikh_South_Sinai_Red_Sea_and_Sinai.html

In addition, if you’re new to the forum, to get the most from the forum you can put key words into the search engine, located just above the listings on p1(eg Cairo trip, tipping, December weather, kids clubs, visas etc) & connect to numerous previous threads on most subjects.(end quote)

This last Xmas (missed NY this time) was the mildest yet, with eves averaging about 18 degrees till 24th or 35th, when they went down to 15 degrees by about 9pm. We returned on 27th; weather then turned cloudy & breezy for a few days.

Regards

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In my experience, Taba is cool and breezy, and others have said the same of Hurgada. Even Aswan can be cold at that time.

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Thanks for the info,i liked what i have read,now i need to find a good hotel in sharm?any ideas?

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