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What is the climate like in Algeria?

The climate of Algeria has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 19°C and rise to 43°C.

Annually, about 20 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Algeria.

The best time to visit Algeria is January until April and October until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Algeria.

Temperature 19 to 43°C
Rain 20 mm

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The climate of Algeria
  • Average yearly temperature: 32°C
  • Highest temperature: 43°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 19°C in January
  • Rainfall:: 20 mm per year
  • Driest months: 0,2 mm in July, 0,6 mm in June and 0,8 mm in January
  • Wettest months: 3,3 mm in March, 2,9 mm in September and 2,7 mm in December

Climate table Algeria

The climate table for Algeria shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 19 22 26 32 36 41 43 42 39 32 25 20
Nighttime temperature (°C) 5 8 11 17 21 26 28 27 25 18 11 6
Rainfall (mm) 0,8 1,5 3,3 1,5 2,0 0,6 0,2 1,2 2,9 1,3 1,5 2,7
UV Index 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 7 6
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Algeria

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Algeria

Temperature by month in Algeria

Rainfall by month in Algeria

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Algeria.

Rainfall by month in Algeria

UV index by month in Algeria

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Algeria.

UV index by month in Algeria

Yearly temperature in Algeria

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Algeria, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Algeria

Yearly total rainfall in Algeria

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Algeria.

Rainfall per year in Algeria

Best time to visit Algeria

Algeria is one of the largest countries in Africa. The best time to visit Algeria is generally from November to April. However, the climate varies greatly from north to south. The northern coastal area has a favorable Mediterranean climate, while the highlands south of the coast have hot summers and cold winters with little rain.

The southern part has a typical desert climate with hot dry summer days and mild rainy winters. This region is best avoided during the summer period unless you can stand the heat well.

Sirocco winds

Algeria's weather is influenced by sirocco winds. These winds, sometimes called "chili" in Algeria, are caused by hot air coming directly from the Sahara desert. This can last from half a day to sometimes four or five days. Visibility is poor and the fine dust can cause breathing difficulties.

Weather experiences in Algeria

The weather in Algeria is rated an average of 4,4 out of 5 stars by 5 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

hot during the day, but the nights were like velvet on the skin, absolutely wonderful. People were out walking, many in families, at midnight.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Clear blue skies and mild sunshine during the day. Nights were cool but pleasant. There were a few hot days, but overall it was bearable. There was no rain during my visit.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Although the nights were cool, daytime temperatures were very pleasant. Rare rain and lots of sunshine made this a wonderful vacation destination.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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It is very hot here, the temperature exceeds 40 degrees. However, if you like hot and dry climates, this is ideal.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Sunny, but not too hot, perfect for sightseeing. However, the lack of beaches and the sea does not make this an ideal summer swimming destination. The heat required constant hydration, especially in the afternoon. Less suitable for outdoor activities. Temperatures ranged between -1° and -10°C. Despite the cold, the clear skies were breathtaking at times. Temperatures regularly rose above 30 degrees, perfect for a beach vacation. We enjoyed hours of swimming in the incredibly clear sea. Unforgettable!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Algeria by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Algeria and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Algeria, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.