Aswan is a desert city which is also one of the driest and hottest places on this Earth. It receives less than 1mm of precipitation annually. As a result it is a very dry region throughout the year. The summers are very prolonged and intense season where the average daytime temperature is always 40c and more. It receives around 4000 hours of sunshine annually which is very close to the maximum theoretical sunshine duration as known. Like Egypt, Aswan also has desert like geographic characteristics.