Ethiopia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Ethiopia

The best time to visit in Ethiopia is from January until July and September until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Ethiopia is 24°C in March and the lowest is 19°C in August.

Ethiopia has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 22 23 24 23 23 23 20 19 20 21 21 21
Precipitation (mm) 5 15 40 46 46 70 143 146 63 14 7 3
Climate data from city: Addis Ababa

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14 day weather forecast Ethiopia

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

The weather forecast for Ethiopia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Addis Ababa.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
11°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 9
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
11°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
10°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4

Climate Ethiopia

Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia is 22° degrees and there is about 600 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 163 days a year with an average humidity of 64% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Ethiopia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 22 23 24 23 23 23 20 19 20 21 21 21
Night temp. (°C) 8 10 11 11 11 12 11 11 9 7 7 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 5 15 40 46 46 70 143 146 63 14 7 3
Days with rain 4 8 12 17 14 19 31 31 21 5 5 3
Dry days 27 20 19 13 17 11 - - 9 26 25 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
Climate data from city: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Ethiopia? 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 Ethiopia?

Ethiopia lies in a straight line about 14,291 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Addis Ababa).

How long is the flight to Ethiopia?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Ethiopia is approximately 18 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Ethiopia?

These are the largest airports in Ethiopia:

How many inhabitants are there in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia has approximately 94,352,000 inhabitants.

How big is Ethiopia?

The area of Ethiopia is around 1,127,127 km². It is 4,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Ethiopia?

The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.

What is the currency of Ethiopia?

In Ethiopia the Ethiopian birr (ETB) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 October 2021

  • 1 Ethiopian birr = 26.31 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.038 Ethiopian birr
  • 10 Ethiopian birr = 263.08 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.38 Ethiopian birr
  • 100 Ethiopian birr = 2,630.79 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 3.80 Ethiopian birr

What is the area code of Ethiopia?

The area code to call Ethiopia is +251.