Climate in Asyut

The city of Asyut is sandwiched between two mountain ranges of about 600m height. There is also a lowering in elevation in mid Egypt, from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. This gives the city and nearby towns and villages the typical properties of a continental climate, meaning that the city has harsh and chilly cold winter weather, and very hot but non-humid summers. During summer the temperature can exceed 42C. Yet, in winter Asyut gets sub-zero temperatures during the night and frost can easily form, while hail or snow are rare because of the low average of the city's precipitation and general lack of humidity