Nuweiba

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Nuweiba
Port of Nuweiba.
Port of Nuweiba.
Nuweiba is located in Egypt
Nuweiba
Nuweiba
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 29°2′N 34°40′E / 29.033°N 34.667°E / 29.033; 34.667
Country  Egypt
Governorate South Sinai
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Nuweiba (also spelled: Nueiba; Egyptian Arabic: نويبع, IPA: [neˈweːbeʕ]) is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba.

History[edit]

Historically, the area was inhabited by two different Bedouin tribes: the Tarabin to the north, and the Muzeina, some 8 km (5 mi) to the south. Since the Six Day War when Israel captured the area, Nuweiba Town sprung up just 1.5 km (1 mi) south of Tarabeen, under the Israeli name, Neviot. After the departure of the Israelis, the town expanded and Nuweiba Port, some 7 km (4 mi) to the south, was established and developed, with several car ferries now running every day to Aqaba in Jordan by the Arab Bridge Maritime company, and with a small town growing up around itself.

Nuweiba castle (or Newibah castle), built on top of the remains of a still older castle in 1893, has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nuweiba lies on a large flood plain measuring about 40 km2 (15 sq mi),sandwiched between the Sinai mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba, and is located some 150 km (90 mi) north of Sharm el Sheikh, 465 km (290 mi) southeast from Cairo and 70 km (40 mi) south of the IsraelEgypt border separating Taba and Eilat. Nuweiba Port was built in 1985 on the Gulf of Aqaba, and serves as a ferry port as well, which allows for easy travel between Jordan and Egypt.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh).

Most precipitation falls in February.[2]

Climate data for Nuweiba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
22.5
(72.5)
25.4
(77.7)
29.2
(84.6)
32.9
(91.2)
35.7
(96.3)
36.5
(97.7)
36.8
(98.2)
34.4
(93.9)
31.3
(88.3)
26.6
(79.9)
22.1
(71.8)
29.52
(85.13)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
16.9
(62.4)
19.7
(67.5)
23.2
(73.8)
26.3
(79.3)
29.5
(85.1)
30.7
(87.3)
30.9
(87.6)
29
(84)
25.8
(78.4)
21.3
(70.3)
16.8
(62.2)
23.81
(74.83)
Average low °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
11.3
(52.3)
14
(57)
17.3
(63.1)
19.8
(67.6)
23.4
(74.1)
25
(77)
25.1
(77.2)
23.7
(74.7)
20.3
(68.5)
16
(61)
11.6
(52.9)
18.16
(64.68)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
13
(0.52)
Avg. rainy days 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 10
Mean daily sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 8 10.3
Source #1: Climate-Data.org[2]
Source #2: Weather2Travel[3] for rainy days and sunshine
Nuweiba 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) 25 °C (77 °F) 26 °C (79 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 23 °C (73 °F)

Tourism[edit]

Between the town and the port are a strip of modern hotels, catering to beach holiday makers and divers. One km north of Nuweiba City, Tarabin village is well known for its Bedouin-style camps where you can rent cheap huts. Even further north, in the direction of Taba, are several other beaches with similar accommodation options.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newibah castle - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved on 2009-03-26
  2. ^ a b "Climate: Nueiba - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Nuweiba Climate and Weather Averages, Egypt". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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