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desert locations, climate of Egypt, hot season, cool season, daylight hours

The climate of Egypt is characterized by a hot season from May to September and a cool season from November to March. Extreme temperatures during both seasons are moderated by the prevailing northern winds. In the coastal regions average annual temperatures range from a maximum of 37 C (99 F) to a minimum of 14 C (57 F). Wide variations of temperature occur in the deserts, ranging from a maximum of 46 C (114 F) during daylight hours to a minimum of 6 C (42 F) during the night. During the winter season desert nighttime temperatures often drop to 0 C (32 F). The most humid area is along the Mediterranean coast, where the average annual rainfall is about 200 mm (about 8 in). Precipitation decreases rapidly to the south; Cairo receives on average only 26 mm (1 in) of rain a year, and in many desert locations it may rain only once in several years.



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