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Ain Sukhna

Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez. It is situated 55 kilometres (34 mi) south of Suez and approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Cairo.

  • History :-

Recent archaeological excavations have shown that there was an ancient Egyptian port and settlement in this area. The site was first brought to attention in 1999 by Professor Mahmud Abd El Raziq.[1] French and Egyptian archaeologists have been investigating this area since that time.

As early as the Old Kingdom, seafaring expeditions on the Red Sea were organized from this port. Similar material was also found at the Wadi Maghareh, where many Old Kingdom inscriptions are found.

  • Climate :-

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh), as the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for Ain Sokhna
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18
(64)
19
(66)
22
(72)
27
(81)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
31
(88)
29
(84)
24
(75)
19
(66)
27
(80)
Average low °C (°F) 7
(45)
7
(45)
9
(48)
12
(54)
16
(61)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
19
(66)
16
(61)
13
(55)
8
(46)
14
(57
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
2
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
3
(0.1)
4
(0.2)
22
(1)
Average rainy days 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 21
Mean daily sunshine hours 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 11 10 10 8 7 10

 

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