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Ain Sokhna
Ain Sokhna
(Arabic: العين السخنة‎ El ʿĒn El Sokhna Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [elˈʕeːn esˈsoxnæ], "the Hot Spring") is a town in the Suez
Suez
Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. It is situated 55 km south of Suez and approximately 120 km east of Cairo. History[edit] Recent archaeological excavations have shown that there was an ancient Egyptian port and settlement in this area. The site was first brought to attention in 1999 by Professor Mahmud Abd El Raziq.[1] French and Egyptian archaeologists have been investigating this area since that time. As early as the Old Kingdom, seafaring expeditions on the Red Sea
Red Sea
were organized from this port. Similar material was also found at the Wadi Maghareh, where many Old Kingdom inscriptions are found.[2] Climate[edit] Köppen-Geiger climate classification system
Köppen-Geiger climate classification system
classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh), as the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for Ain Sokhna

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 18 (64) 19 (66) 22 (72) 27 (81) 31 (88) 33 (91) 34 (93) 34 (93) 31 (88) 29 (84) 24 (75) 19 (66) 26.8 (80.1)

Average low °C (°F) 7 (45) 7 (45) 9 (48) 12 (54) 16 (61) 19 (66) 20 (68) 21 (70) 19 (66) 16 (61) 13 (55) 8 (46) 13.9 (57.1)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 4 (0.16) 4 (0.16) 4 (0.16) 2 (0.08) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.04) 3 (0.12) 4 (0.16) 22 (0.88)

Average rainy days 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 21

Mean daily sunshine hours 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 11 10 10 8 7 9.7

Source: Weather2Travel[3]

Ain Sokhna
Ain Sokhna
mean sea temperature[3]

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

22 °C (72 °F) 21 °C (70 °F) 21 °C (70 °F) 23 °C (73 °F) 24 °C (75 °F) 26 °C (79 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 23 °C (73 °F)

References[edit]

^ Abd el-Raziq M. 1999. New inscriptions at El-Ein el-Sukhna. Memnonia 10: 125 –31 ^ Pierre Tallet, Ayn Sukhna and Wadi el-Jarf: Two newly discovered pharaonic harbours on the Suez
Suez
Gulf. (PDF file) British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt
Egypt
and Sudan 18 (2012): 147–68 ^ a b "Ain Soukhna Climate and Weather Averages, Egypt". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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