Ok, so I'm seriously thinking about booking a week in Marsa Alam for early September so that I can dive at the wonderful Wadi Gimal National Park & Hamata islands.
I'm just a bit worried about the temperature. I've been to Sharm at the end of August when it was consistently around 40 degrees centigrade and I found that to be hot but doable given the low humidity and constant sea breezes. All the sites online seem to say Marsa only gets to 35C in the summer which is less than Sharm. One reputable site however said Marsa reached 46C yesterday and 44C today….IN MAY! Surely that can't be correct!?
It just seems logical that Marsa would be even hotter than Sharm though given its proximity to the scorching western deserts and the fact it's inside the tropic of cancer, 200 miles further south than Sharm. Since there's barely any Marsa Alam weather information online, has anyone else been in the summer months and how does it compare to Sharm weather-wise? Does it reach the mid forties and is there much humidity?