Western Desert, Egypt: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Western Desert, Egypt? If you're planning to go to Western Desert, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Western Desert, Egypt

Based on the climate and weather in Western Desert, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Western Desert, Egypt by month

January

January in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

February

February in Western Desert is mild and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

March

March here is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

April

Traveling to Western Desert in April, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

May

Traveling to Western Desert in May, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

June

June in Western Desert is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

July in Western Desert is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

August

August here is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts

September

Traveling to Western Desert in September, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

October

October in this region can be very hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

November

Traveling to Western Desert in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

December

December in Western Desert is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Western Desert, Egypt

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western Desert, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Western Desert

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