19 to 24°C
3500 hours
sunshine per day
598 mm
195 days
170 days
0 days

Climate of Ethiopia

Ethiopia 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 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 averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 19°C and 24°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 7°C and 12°C
  • Rain: it rains 170 days and there is a total of approximately 598 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3500 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 19°C and 24°C
Warmest month: 24°C in March
Coldest month: 19°C in August
Night temperature: between 7°C and 12°C
Dry days: 195 days
Days with rain: 170 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 598 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3500 hours

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Temperature graph

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

Precipitation graph

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

Climate table of Ethiopia

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Ethiopia. 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 Ethiopia might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Ethiopia

To go to Ethiopia, the best time to visit is January through June and September through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Ethiopia, March is the warmest month with 24°C and the most cold month is 19°C in August.

Climate of Ethiopia by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Ethiopia? 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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