The climate in Egypt varies from surprisingly cold to extremely hot. Along the northern coast of the country the climate is Mediterranean during winter (December through March) – cool, windy and humid, with occasional rains. Sometimes Mt. Sinai can be covered with snow! Summer in Egypt (June through September) is usually very dry with extremely hot temperatures into the 90°'s and 100°'s, sometimes breaking 120° F. Many of Egypt’s best-preserved sites are in desert regions where it never rains. The parched atmosphere and desert winds can sway temperatures from hot in the day to freezing at night. Shoulder seasons of April-May and October-November are particularly pleasant months to travel.