April weather

Feb 18th, 2006, 05:39 AM
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April weather

I would like some feedback about travel in late April to Egypt. How bad are the "sandstorms" and how often do they occur?
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Feb 19th, 2006, 04:39 AM
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Well for a sandstorms it's at least 2 to 3weeks a year all over Egpyt but if u are planning to come here in April so try and make it the first 2 weeks of the month and hopefully it'd stay clear...
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Feb 19th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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Sandstorms are a nuisance - but it's hard to predict when they will occur. Sometimes there was a "feel" in the air and sometimes the local Egyptians would mention that one was coming.

I wouldn't let concern over sandstorms worry you. Most of them pass thru - just like a thunderstorm - and are gone. Altho sometimes they lasted a couple of hours. Try to carry a scarf with you to put over your face in case you get caught in one while out and about.

To me - it always felt like a hot, grit-filled hair dryer was blowing in my face! Not pleasant - but bearable for a little bit if you could cover your nose and eyes. The weirdest time was when we were driving back to Cairo from Sharm......it was just like a rainstorm - but with sand! You could see the "sheets" of sand blowing across the road in front of you!

In short - don't worry about them...just be ready to have a wonderful adventure in Egypt! It's a spectacular place!

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Feb 19th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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We were in Egypt for 2 weeks (Cairo, Luxor and Sharm) in April 2005 and before going I was concerned about the impact that sandstorms might have on our holiday. We had a fantastic trip and sandstorms had no impact at all! Sometimes it was a bit windy and the air became a bit hazy but it was not a problem.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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mid-April 2001 - no sandstorms. But it was hot as hxll.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 05:17 AM
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Just how hot is April? According to the information I have it is about 85 degress. Is this wrong data?
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