20 to 27°C
3775 hours
sunshine per day
476 mm
224 days
141 days
0 days

Climate of Yemen

Yemen has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Yemen is 23° degrees and there is about 477 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 177 days a year with an average humidity of 39% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 20°C and 27°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 9°C and 19°C
  • Rain: it rains 141 days and there is a total of approximately 476 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3775 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 20°C and 27°C
Warmest month: 27°C in June
Coldest month: 20°C in January
Night temperature: between 9°C and 19°C
Dry days: 224 days
Days with rain: 141 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 476 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3775 hours

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Temperature graph

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

Precipitation graph

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

Climate table of Yemen

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 22 23 23 25 27 26 25 25 23 21 20
Night temp. (°C) 9 11 13 15 17 18 19 18 16 13 11 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 17 56 93 57 27 79 101 16 5 11 5
Days with rain 6 7 18 19 12 11 26 23 8 2 5 4
Dry days 25 21 13 11 19 19 5 8 22 29 25 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 4

Best time to visit Yemen

In general, the best time to visit Yemen is between October and April. After the rainy season and before the intense heat of summer. The rainy season runs from March to May and in July and August.

A more temperate climate prevails in the high and medium elevations. Here it is humid in summer and dry in winter, with large temperature differences between day and night.

Regional differences

The southern coastal region has little precipitation is are hot and humid all year round, with summer temperatures sometimes reaching 54°C.

The central highlands are warm in summer with average temperatures of 30°C. Winters are cold with frequent frosts.

The northern part is hot and dry all year round. Summer temperatures here hover around 30°C. Here you can even find areas where it has not rained for years.

Climate of Yemen by month

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