Egypt - Climate & Clothing

Climate


The climate in Egypt is most temperate; the sun practically shines the year round, at least eight hours a day. Rainy days are the exception.


Even in the summer months (June - August), the northern wind blowing from Europe brings about a milder weather. Although the desert regions of the country have a continental climate, the Nile-valley keeps a temperate climate throughout the year.


Ancient writings indicate that, as far back as Pharaonic times, a large number of Egyptian cities enjoyed a healthy climate, with curative proper-ties. The ancient Greek scientists who fathered the science of therapeutics have emphasized in their writings the importance of Egypt in that domain, and advised people to benefit by the climate and sun of Egyptian cities. Herodotus states that the good health of the Egyptians and their strong constitution is due to the ever shining sun of Egypt, and the wholesome climate of its cities.


Egypt is known for its mineral springs, such as those of Helwan, the most important town for therapeutic tourism. The relevant authorities in the country have established physiotherapy sections in hospitals, and focused attention on physiotherapeUtiC centres, such as Helwan, Em Esseera, El-Goushbi, Fayoum, Mersa-Matrouh, the shores of the Red Sea, Aswan and others.Egypt has a large number of modern specialized hospitals, equipped with sophisticated medical appliances.

 

 

What Clothes to Take to Egypt


We advise you to take cotton clothes in the summer and wool clothing in the winter, as well as soft walking shoes that have been worn before. Shorts and t-shirts are acceptable in all areas except for Old Cairo (where religious sites are located).

 

Please bear in mind that shops in Cairo and in most big towns carry a good array of clothes as well as other products needed by tourists at a reasonable cost. Egypt is known for its first class cotton textiles, which are much less expensive than similar goods elsewhere in the world.