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Scorching summer sun means only the hardiest sightseers visit Upper Egypt.
Avoid the Western Desert.
High season on the Mediterranean coast.
Spring brings occasional dust storms disrupting flights.
Heat can extend into October, when crowds are lighter.
Warm seas and no crowds at Mediterranean spots in autumn.
Egypt’s ‘winter’ is largely sunny and warm, with very occasional rain (more frequent on the Mediterranean).
Be prepared for real chill in unheated hotels, especially in damp Alexandria.
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