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Weather at Christmas?

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Weather at Christmas?

Hi. Is Luxor usually warmer than the Red sea resorts at Christmas? Is it warm enough to sunbathe? Thanks.

Edited: 12:40 pm, November 10, 2012
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1. Re: Weather at Christmas?

I visited Luxor in mid-December a few years ago and there was always people in and around the pool but their preferences may not be yours.

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2. Re: Weather at Christmas?

I have been in Luxor several times in December and have spent a few hours comfortably relaxing/sunbathing, don't do pool dossing, too engrossed with culture.

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3. Re: Weather at Christmas?

Should be reasonably ok for sunbathing in the middle of the day, if it is windy you can find a sheltered spot. The sun is fierce by UK standards regardless of temperature. It's not an ideal time if you want to do nothing but sunbathing, though. Locals will think you are mad as they go around in woolly hats and scarves.

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4. Re: Weather at Christmas?

We have been to the Red sea area, Sharm, in December and Luxor, will be there this year a week before Xmas. We have found that Luxor is just slightly warmer, it is slightly further south which helps and it is in- land away from the sea breeze. As others have said it can be cold early morning and at night but between around 10.00am and 2.30pm it should be warm enough to sun bath. I usually make the mistake early in my holiday of misjudging the temperature and don't think I need any sun cream, then end up with slight sun burn. We try and visit Aswan for a long weekend, it is a few more degrees warmer there than Luxor.


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