Eritrea weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Eritrea

The best time to visit in Eritrea is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Eritrea is 31°C in June and the lowest is 23°C in December.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 24 26 27 29 30 31 29 28 30 27 25 23
Precipitation (mm) 9 16 35 41 34 30 111 101 24 36 38 8
Climate data from city: Asmara

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14 day weather forecast Eritrea

The weather for in Eritrea will be 26° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Eritrea is based on the weather conditions in the city of Asmara.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 10
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 11
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 11
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
17°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 7
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
17°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4

Climate Eritrea

Eritrea 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 Eritrea is 27° degrees and there is about 483 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 185 days a year with an average humidity of 51% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Eritrea

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 26 27 29 30 31 29 28 30 27 25 23
Night temp. (°C) 14 15 17 19 20 21 21 21 19 17 16 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 16 35 41 34 30 111 101 24 36 38 8
Days with rain 5 5 12 13 9 9 26 24 8 7 8 6
Dry days 26 23 19 17 22 21 5 7 22 24 22 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 12 12 10 10 10 9 7 8
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5
Climate data from city: Asmara

Eritrea weather by month

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

Eritrea lies in a straight line about 5,910 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Asmara).

How long is the flight to Eritrea?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Eritrea is approximately 8 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Eritrea?

These are the largest airports in Eritrea:

  • Asmara International Airport – Asmara
  • Massawa International Airport – Massawa

How many inhabitants are there in Eritrea?

Eritrea has approximately 5,068,831 inhabitants.

How big is Eritrea?

The area of Eritrea is around 121,320 km². It is 10x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Eritrea?

The capital of Eritrea is Asmara.

What is the currency of Eritrea?

In Eritrea the Eritrean nakfa (ERN) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Eritrean nakfa = 0.97 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 1.03 Eritrean nakfa
  • 10 Eritrean nakfa = 9.73 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 10.29 Eritrean nakfa
  • 100 Eritrean nakfa = 97.26 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 102.86 Eritrean nakfa

What is the area code of Eritrea?

The area code to call Eritrea is +291.