Eritrea weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Eritrea

The best time to visit in Eritrea is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Eritrea is 31°C in June and the lowest is 23°C in December.

Eritrea has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Eritrea or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Eritrea by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 24 26 27 29 30 31 29 28 30 27 25 23
Precipitation (mm) 9 16 35 41 34 30 111 101 24 36 38 8
Climate data from city: Asmara

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14 day weather forecast Eritrea

The weather for in Eritrea will be 21° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Eritrea is based on the weather conditions in the city of Asmara.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
13°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
12°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
12°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2

Climate Eritrea

Eritrea has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Eritrea is 27° degrees and there is about 483 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 185 days a year with an average humidity of 51% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Eritrea

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 26 27 29 30 31 29 28 30 27 25 23
Night temp. (°C) 14 15 17 19 20 21 21 21 19 17 16 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 16 35 41 34 30 111 101 24 36 38 8
Days with rain 5 5 12 13 9 9 26 24 8 7 8 6
Dry days 26 23 19 17 22 21 5 7 22 24 22 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 12 12 10 10 10 9 7 8
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5
Climate data from city: Asmara

Eritrea weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Eritrea? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Eritrea?

Eritrea lies in a straight line about 14,819 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Asmara).

How long is the flight to Eritrea?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Eritrea is approximately 18 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Eritrea?

These are the largest airports in Eritrea:

  • Asmara International Airport – Asmara
  • Massawa International Airport – Massawa

How many inhabitants are there in Eritrea?

Eritrea has approximately 5,068,831 inhabitants.

How big is Eritrea?

The area of Eritrea is around 121,320 km². It is 2,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Eritrea?

The capital of Eritrea is Asmara.

What is the currency of Eritrea?

In Eritrea the Eritrean nakfa (ERN) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 Eritrean nakfa = 10.37 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.10 Eritrean nakfa
  • 10 Eritrean nakfa = 103.73 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.96 Eritrean nakfa
  • 100 Eritrean nakfa = 1,037.26 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 9.64 Eritrean nakfa

What is the area code of Eritrea?

The area code to call Eritrea is +291.