Hurghada is an Egyptian city in the Red Sea Governorate. On the Red Sea coast, it is a major tourist destination and Egypt’s third biggest city (after Suez and Ismailia).
The city was formed in the early twentieth century, and it was a little fishing community until a few years ago. However, since the 1980s, it has been steadily expanded by Egyptian and international investors to become the Red Sea’s major beach resort. Sailors, yachtsmen, scuba divers, and snorkelers may enjoy water sports in holiday communities and hotels. Hurghada is noted for its pleasant weather, watersports, and nightlife. The average daily temperature is about 30 °C (86 °F) during the most of the year. Many Europeans, mostly Germans, Russians, and Italians, spend their Christmas and New Year vacations in the city.
Hurghada runs along the coast for roughly 36 kilometers (22 miles) and does not extend far into the neighboring desert. Egyptian visitors from Cairo, the Delta, and Upper Egypt visit the resort, as do package vacation travelers from Europe, particularly Italians and Germans.
Hurghada used to be a modest, unassuming fishing community on the Red Sea’s edge, with a variety of beautiful beaches. Hurghada is now nearly unrecognizable from its former self, having developed to become Egypt’s most popular tourist destination, with more than 100 different hotels, many of which border the coastline.
Hurghada is known for its excellent diving prospects, and it is particularly tempting to first-time scuba divers who come to marvel at the underwater reefs and amazing marine life. Hurghada is now a major tourist destination, and many visitors combine their stay here with trips to other notable Nile Valley destinations, such as Luxor, which is just a short distance away.
Hurghada’s climate is subtropical-desert, with mild-warm winters and hot to very hot summers. The months of December–January–February have mild temperatures, whereas November, March, and April have pleasant temperatures. The months of May and October are hot, while the months of June through September are quite hot. The average annual sea temperature is 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit), with temperatures ranging from 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in February and March to 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) in August.
The highest temperature ever recorded was 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) on June 12, 2013, while the lowest temperature ever recorded was 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) on February 2, 1993.