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Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
(Arabic: مرسى علم‎ Marsā ʿAlam, IPA: [ˈmæɾsæ ˈʕælæm]) is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the western shore of the Red Sea. It is currently seeing fast increasing popularity as a tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport
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[edit] Despite being over 135 miles (217 km) north of the tropical zone, the city experiences a hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh),[2] with steadier temperatures than places to the north such as Hurghada
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).[3] 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.[4]

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) 24.0 (75.2) 20.1 (68.2) 25.26 (77.46)

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) 26.0 (78.8) 24.4 (75.9) 22.3 (72.1) 18.7 (65.7) 14.8 (58.6) 20.03 (68.04)

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,[2] Weather2Travel for sunshine and rainy days[5]

Source #2: Voodoo Skies[4] and MarsaAlam.com[6] for record temperatures, HolidayCheck.com[3]

Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
mean sea temperature[3][5][6]

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[edit]

View over Marsa Alam

Mosque
Mosque
in Marsa Alam

Dugong
Dugong
off Abu Dabab beach

Dugong
Dugong
"rolling" on sea floor

Coral reef north of Marsa Alam

Tetraodon
Tetraodon
at Abbu Dabab dive site

Green sea turtle
Green sea turtle
at Abbu Dabab dive site

Moray eel
Moray eel
at Shaab Paradise dive site

Couple of clownfish at Shaab Paradise dive site

A young dolphin playing at Triton House Reef dive site

Couple of butterflyfish at Triton House Reef dive site

See also[edit]

Red Sea
Red Sea
riviera Red Sea

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-11.  ^ a b "Climate: Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
- Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". climate-data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.  ^ a b c "Marsa Alam/ El Quseir - Holiday facts and Information". HolidayCheck.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.  ^ a b "Marsa Alam, Egypt". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 13 August 2013.  ^ a b "Marsa Alam, Egypt: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 12 July 2013.  ^ a b "MARSA ALAM WEATHER". MarsaAlam.com. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marsa Alam.

On the Red Sea, as Hotels Go Up, Divers Head Down The New York Times on diving in Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
(April 8, 2007) Red Sea
Red Sea
Spinner Dolphins The Dugong
Dugong
of Marsa Abu Dabbab Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
Guide Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
Dugon Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
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