Sunday, January 2, 2022

It snows in Hurghada too

Egypt will have a lot to show when it comes to climatic change in the upcoming UN Conference on Climate aka COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh next November.

On Saturday and Sunday, the city of Hurghada has had its share of the unstable weather conditions hitting Egypt since last Thursday.

Snow in Hurghada
Hurghada on Saturday "Twitter"
Yes, people in Hurghada whether residents or tourists woke up on that scene on the first day of the year.

According to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority “EMA”, there are low-pressure areas affecting Egypt from Thursday till Tuesday inshallah.

Hurghada while it was snowing 
by Ashraf Baraka

I saw and lived cold waves before but I do not recall seeing heil and snow in a place like Hurghada.

This is the famous Giftun island covered in snow in a scene I did not imagine seeing.

Here is a video from Hurghada Tourist Walkway covered in snow

Those videos on Tiktok are from Hurghada.


the best New Year gift

♬ Let it Snow Let it Snow - Christmas Songs

The city known worldwide as a warm resort with beaches in the winter was covered in snow and heil !!


جمال الغردقه ️✨

♬ الصوت الأصلي - ℎ

Western Tourists who came to escape frost and snow were met again by snow and heil in a big surprise.

@bassemfrance #hurghada #الغردقه #happynewyear ♬ original sound - Bassem France

From Gouna’s sea

@el_ghandour9 #الغردقه❤hurghada #الغردقة_الجونة ♬ الصوت الأصلي - Ahmed Osama Moham100

Thankfully the snow and heil have melted but they left us with lots of questions starting about why there is a radical change in weather and climate to the need for a rain drainage system in Egypt to emergency plans …etc.

From a very long summer to snow and heil in Hurghada must make you ask many questions and climate change is the short answer. 

Usually, the Red sea region and upper Egypt are used to heavy rain but not snow and heil.

This happens a couple of weeks after Alexandria.

There is indeed climate change and it can’t be denied. Minister Yasmine Fouad must gather all this in the file about Egypt and the climate change for COP27.


  1. It is very warm for snow. This is just heavy hail associated with the unstable weather and convective storm clouds. Snow requires temperature close to freezing and this is nearly impossible down south in Hurghada.

    On the other hand, hail can occur even at 40C.

  2. Wonderful collection of snowy Hurghada.
    the Red Sea now the whitish one.


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