What Is the Average Annual Rainfall in Egypt?

What Is the Average Annual Rainfall in Egypt?

What Is the Average Annual Rainfall in Egypt?

The Arab Republic of Egypt receives an average of 2 inches of rain a year. The amount of rain varies by region: the area along the Mediterranean Sea gets about 8 inches a year, while in the rest of the country, rain is very scarce.

Egypt has three rainfall belts:

  • The Mediterranean coastal belt receives about 8 inches annually, almost all in the winter months. It rarely rains during the summer.
  • Middle Egypt experiences rainfall in the range of 3/4 inches to 6 inches a year with the most near the Mediterranean. Rainfall gradually decreases moving inland from the coast.
  • The area of Egypt bordering on Sudan and southern Libya is almost rainless. Some years, it doesn't rain at all.