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MARSA ALAM (Arabic : مرسى علم‎‎ Marsā ʿAlam IPA: ) is a town in south-eastern Egypt
Egypt
, located on the western shore of the Red Sea
Red Sea
. It is currently seeing fast increasing popularity as a tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2003.

Among the most famous beaches around Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
is the Abu Dabab beach. In Abu Dabab, turtles are a common sight and it is nearly guaranteed that when diving, one will see at least one turtle. For tourists who seek to see something less typical, there is marine wildlife like, crocodilefish and octopuses .

Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
also has some inland attractions, such as the Emerald Mines and the Temple of Seti I
Seti I
at Khanais.

CONTENTS

* 1 Climate * 2 Gallery * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

CLIMATE

Despite being over 135 miles (217 km) north of the tropical zone , the city experiences a hot desert climate (Köppen : BWh), with steadier temperatures than places to the north such as Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh , yet Kosseir is steadier and has cooler summers. Marsa Alam, Kosseir and Sharm el-Sheikh have the warmest night temperatures of all other Egyptian cities and resorts. Average maximum temperatures during January typically range from 22 to 25 °C (72 to 77 °F) and in August 33 to 40 °C (91 to 104 °F). The temperature of the Red Sea
Red Sea
at this location during the year ranges from 22 to 29 °C (72 to 84 °F).

The highest record temperature was 45 °C (113 °F), recorded on May 10, 2010, while the lowest record temperature was 5 °C (41 °F), recorded on January 3, 2008.

CLIMATE DATA FOR MARSA ALAM

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 29 (84) 32 (90) 35 (95) 39 (102) 45 (113) 43 (109) 43 (109) 42 (108) 39 (102) 38 (100) 34 (93) 31 (88) 45 (113)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 24.1 (75.4) 25.1 (77.2) 26.9 (80.4) 29.8 (85.6) 33.1 (91.6) 34.7 (94.5) 35.5 (95.9) 35.6 (96.1) 34.2 (93.6) 32.6 (90.7) 29.3 (84.7) 25.5 (77.9) 30.53 (86.97)

DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 18.6 (65.5) 19.4 (66.9) 21.4 (70.5) 24.2 (75.6) 27.9 (82.2) 29.5 (85.1) 30.5 (86.9) 30.8 (87.4) 29.3 (84.7) 27.4 (81.3) 24 (75) 20.1 (68.2) 25.26 (77.44)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 13.2 (55.8) 13.8 (56.8) 15.9 (60.6) 18.7 (65.7) 22.7 (72.9) 24.3 (75.7) 25.5 (77.9) 26 (79) 24.4 (75.9) 22.3 (72.1) 18.7 (65.7) 14.8 (58.6) 20.03 (68.06)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) 5 (41) 8 (46) 11 (52) 15 (59) 16 (61) 19 (66) 22 (72) 20 (68) 19 (66) 15 (59) 12 (54) 10 (50) 5 (41)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.04) 3 (0.12) 1 (0.04) 5 (0.2)

AVERAGE RAINY DAYS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 279 283 310 330 372 390 403 372 330 310 300 279 3,958

Source #1: Climate-Data.org, Weather2Travel for sunshine and rainy days

Source #2: Voodoo Skies and MarsaAlam.com for record temperatures, HolidayCheck.com

Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
mean sea temperature JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

73 °F

23 °C 72 °F

22 °C 72 °F

22 °C 73 °F

23 °C 77 °F

25 °C 81 °F

27 °C 82 °F

28 °C 84 °F

29 °C 82 °F

28 °C 81 °F

27 °C 79 °F

26 °C 75 °F

24 °C

GALLERY

*

View over Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
*

Mosque
Mosque
in Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
*

Dugong
Dugong
off Abu Dabab beach *

Dugong
Dugong
"rolling" on sea floor *

Coral Reef north of Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
*

Tetraodon at Abbu Dabab *

Green sea turtle at Abbu Dabab *

Moray at Shaab Paradise *

Couple of clownfish at Shaab Paradise *

A young dolphin playing with us at Triton House Reef *

Couple of butterflyfish at Triton House Reef

SEE ALSO

* Red Sea
Red Sea
riviera * Red Sea
Red Sea

REFERENCES

* ^ http://population.mongabay.com/population/egypt/352736/marsa-alam * ^ A B "Climate: