23 to 31°C
3610 hours
sunshine per day
483 mm
233 days
132 days
0 days

Climate of Eritrea

Eritrea has a semi-arid climate. 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 averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 23°C and 31°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 14°C and 21°C
  • Rain: it rains 132 days and there is a total of approximately 483 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3610 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 23°C and 31°C
Warmest month: 31°C in June
Coldest month: 23°C in December
Night temperature: between 14°C and 21°C
Dry days: 233 days
Days with rain: 132 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 483 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3610 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Eritrea.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Eritrea.

Climate table of Eritrea

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Eritrea. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Eritrea might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Eritrea

To go to Eritrea, the best time to visit is January through June and September through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. In Eritrea, June is the warmest month with 31°C and the most cold month is 23°C in December.

Climate of Eritrea by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Eritrea? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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