Al-Qusayr, Egypt

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Al-Qusayr
Al-Qusayr is located in Egypt
Al-Qusayr
Al-Qusayr
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°06′14″N 34°16′52″E / 26.10389°N 34.28111°E / 26.10389; 34.28111
Country  Egypt
Governorate Red Sea
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Al-Qusayr[other spellings 1] (Arabic: القصيرel-Oṣēr  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [elʔoˈsˤeːɾ]) is a city in Egypt. Approximately 5000 years old, it lies along the Red Sea. Its ancient name was Leucus Limen (meaning white port in Greek, Λευκός Λιμήν).

Al-Qusayr is located 138 kilometers south of Hurghada, 139 km north of Marsa Alam and 73 km north of the Marsa Alam International Airport. Its population was approximately 20,000 in 1986. Today, its population is around 50,000.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh). Summers are hot and winters are warm, additionally, its winter night temperatures along with Marsa Alam and Sharm el-Sheikh are the warmest of any other cities and resorts in Egypt. Additionally, Port Said, al-Qusayr, Ras El Bar, Baltim, Damietta and Alexandria have the least temperature variation. Rain is very rare as in most of Egypt. Seasonal variation is small, comparable to Marsa Alam, but its summer days are cooler, even cooler than similar more northern areas at the Red Sea, like Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

The highest record temperature was 46 °C (115 °F), recorded on July 12, 1983, while the coldest record temperature was 1 °C (34 °F), recorded on January 6, 1976.[1]

Climate data for Al-Qusayr
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33
(91)
33
(91)
38
(100)
42
(108)
43
(109)
41
(106)
46
(115)
44
(111)
39
(102)
38
(100)
35
(95)
33
(91)
46
(115)
Average high °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
22.6
(72.7)
24.6
(76.3)
27.1
(80.8)
29.8
(85.6)
31.8
(89.2)
32.6
(90.7)
32.7
(90.9)
31.6
(88.9)
29.3
(84.7)
24.7
(76.5)
23.2
(73.8)
27.65
(81.77)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
18.5
(65.3)
20.5
(68.9)
23.5
(74.3)
26.4
(79.5)
28.8
(83.8)
29.6
(85.3)
29.9
(85.8)
28.3
(82.9)
25.9
(78.6)
22.5
(72.5)
19.2
(66.6)
24.24
(75.63)
Average low °C (°F) 13.8
(56.8)
14.3
(57.7)
16.4
(61.5)
19.7
(67.5)
22.7
(72.9)
25.4
(77.7)
26.1
(79)
26.4
(79.5)
25
(77)
22.4
(72.3)
17.8
(64)
15.5
(59.9)
20.46
(68.83)
Record low °C (°F) 1
(34)
3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
12
(54)
12
(54)
15
(59)
13
(55)
12
(54)
12
(54)
9
(48)
3
(37)
1
(34)
Precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
Avg. rainy days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 % humidity 51 48 50 50 48 48 50 51 54 56 54 54 51.17
Mean daily sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 10 9 10.7
Source #1: Climate Charts[2]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies for record temperatures,[1] Weather2Travel for rainy days and sunshine[3]
Al-Qusayr mean sea temperature[3]
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
23 °C (73 °F) 22 °C (72 °F) 22 °C (72 °F) 23 °C (73 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 26 °C (79 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 26 °C (79 °F) 24 °C (75 °F)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also spelled: Kosseir, Al Qusair, El Quseir, Quseir, Qusseir, Qosseir

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Quseir, Egypt". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kosseir, Egypt: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data". Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "El Quseir Climate and Weather Averages, Egypt". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 

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Coordinates: 26°06′14″N 34°16′52″E / 26.10389°N 34.28111°E / 26.10389; 34.28111