Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam
مرسى علم
Marsa Alam, Egypt 2007feb08 byDanielCsorfoly.JPG
Marsa Alam is located in Egypt
Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 25°04′N 34°54′E / 25.067°N 34.900°E / 25.067; 34.900Coordinates: 25°04′N 34°54′E / 25.067°N 34.900°E / 25.067; 34.900
Country  Egypt
Governorate Red Sea Governorate
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Marsa Alam (Arabic: مرسى علمMarsā 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 in 2003.

Among the most famous beaches around 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 sea snakes, crocodilefish and octopuses.

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

Climate[edit]

Despite being over 135 miles (217 km) north of the tropical zone, the city experiences a hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh),[1] 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 at this location during the year ranges from 22 to 29 °C (72 to 84 °F).[2]

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.[3]

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)
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)
Avg. 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,[1] Weather2Travel for sunshine and rainy days[4]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies[3] and MarsaAlam.com[5] for record temperatures, HolidayCheck.com[2]
Marsa Alam mean sea temperature[2][4][5]
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

Near by Resorts[edit]

Madinat Coraya

Madinat Coraya is located about 65 km from Marsa Alam City and just 5 km from Marsa Alam International Airport. The resorts of Madinat Coraya overlook Coraya Bay, an untouched Red Sea paradise renowned for astonishing emerald and turquoise waters. Visitors can enjoy an unhurried pace and tranquility with first class service against majestic mountain views, a breathtaking sea environment and mystifying reefs set in the protected beauty of a nature reserve stretches from Madinat Coraya to Gebel Elba in the south. Madinat Coraya and Coraya Bay in particular are tipped to be the next diving "hot spot". The whole coastline offers exceptional diving sites as well as an array of sporting activities on land and in the water for those who prefer a more active Egypt holiday experience. The most immediate attraction of the area is undoubtedly the underwater world of reefs and marine wildlife.[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Climate: Marsa Alam - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". climate-data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Marsa Alam/ El Quseir - Holiday facts and Information". HolidayCheck.com. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Marsa Alam, Egypt". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Marsa Alam, Egypt: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "MARSA ALAM WEATHER". MarsaAlam.com. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.jaz.travel/destinations/egypt/madinat-coraya-hotels/

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