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What is the climate like in Ethiopia?

The climate of Ethiopia has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 28°C and rise to 35°C.

Annually, about 492 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Ethiopia.

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

Temperature 28 to 35°C
Rain 492 mm
The climate of Ethiopia
  • Average yearly temperature: 32°C
  • Highest temperature: 35°C in August
  • Lowest temperature: 28°C in January
  • Rainfall: 492 mm per year, averaging 41 mm by month
  • Driest months: 5,6 mm in December, 7,8 mm in February and 8,2 mm in January
  • Wettest months: 97 mm in April, 88 mm in August and 61 mm in May

Climate table Ethiopia

The climate table for Ethiopia 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) 28 32 34 30 31 33 34 35 33 32 31 30
Nighttime temperature (°C) 16 18 21 19 20 21 22 24 23 19 19 18
Rainfall (mm) 8,2 7,8 32 97 61 29 51 88 30 61 21 5,6
UV Index 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 9
Best month Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Ethiopia

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

Temperature by month in Ethiopia

Rainfall by month in Ethiopia

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

Rainfall by month in Ethiopia

UV index by month in Ethiopia

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

UV index by month in Ethiopia

Yearly temperature in Ethiopia

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

Yearly temperature in Ethiopia

Yearly total rainfall in Ethiopia

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

Rainfall per year in Ethiopia

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Average weather in Ethiopia by month

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