Abu Simbel Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Abu Simbel, Egypt)

Aerial photo of the nearby High DamWith a hot climate and almost an endless amount of sunshine, Abu Simbel is hot all through the year. Winter temperatures average around 24°C / 75°F by day, although the nights can feel quite chilly and you will definitely be pleased that you brought a jacket.

The sunny summer weather results in daytime highs exceeding 40°C / 104°F and so if you choose to visit Aswan and this time of the year, be sensible. Bring light cotton clothing, drink plenty of water (bottled only), enjoy a meal in an air-conditioned restaurant at lunchtime, stay in the shade and always wear plenty of sunscreen.

Further picture of the High Dam

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

Many shops in Abu Simbel choose to close in the very height of the day during the summer months, re-opening until as late as 22:00 in the evening. Therefore you will have plenty of opportunity to shop and sightsee well into the evening, avoiding the hottest climate and scorching summer sunshine.

However, the largest number of tourists choose to visit Egypt and Abu Simbel during the winter and spring, anytime between October and May. The climate during these months is at its most pleasant and can average anywhere between 25°C / 77°F and 30°C / 86°F. If you choose to enjoy a cruise down the River Nile as part of your Egyptian holiday, the time of year should determine whether or not you require a cabin with air conditioning.

Abu Simbel Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



23°C / 73°F
9°C / 48°F


24°C / 75°F
11°C / 52°F


28°C / 82°F
13°C / 55°F


34°C / 93°F
19°C / 66°F


39°C / 102°F
23°C / 73°F


40°C / 104°F
25°C / 77°F


41°C / 106°F
27°C / 81°F


41°C / 106°F
27°C / 81°F


40°C / 104°F
24°C / 75°F


35°C / 95°F
22°C / 72°F


28°C / 82°F
14°C / 57°F


23°C / 73°F
10°C / 50°F