Ethiopia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Ethiopia

The best time to visit in Ethiopia is from January until July and September until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Ethiopia is 24°C in March and the lowest is 19°C in August.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 22 23 24 23 23 23 20 19 20 21 21 21
Precipitation (mm) 5 15 40 46 46 70 143 146 63 14 7 3
Climate data from city: Addis Ababa

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14 day weather forecast Ethiopia

The weather for in Ethiopia will be 21° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Ethiopia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Addis Ababa.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
11°
2.6 mm 45% 2 m/s 10
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
11°
3.4 mm 55% 2 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
11°
1.8 mm 40% 2 m/s 8
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
11°
7.8 mm 90% 2 m/s 10
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
11°
10.5 mm 90% 2 m/s 9
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
12.9 mm 95% 2 m/s 7
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
5.2 mm 85% 2 m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
10°
11.7 mm 90% 2 m/s 5
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
2.7 mm 75% 2 m/s 11
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
11°
2.6 mm 70% 2 m/s 6
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
12°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
12°
0.3 mm 20% 1 m/s 5
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
10.1 mm 90% 1 m/s 5
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
12°
4.8 mm 85% 1 m/s 2

Climate Ethiopia

Ethiopia 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 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 table of Ethiopia

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
Climate data from city: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia weather by month

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

Weather experiences Ethiopia

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Ethiopia?

Ethiopia lies in a straight line about 5,325 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Addis Ababa).

How long is the flight to Ethiopia?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Ethiopia is approximately 7 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Ethiopia?

These are the largest airports in Ethiopia:

How many inhabitants are there in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia has approximately 94,352,000 inhabitants.

How big is Ethiopia?

The area of Ethiopia is around 1,127,127 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Ethiopia?

The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.

What is the currency of Ethiopia?

In Ethiopia the Ethiopian birr (ETB) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Ethiopian birr = 2.47 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.41 Ethiopian birr
  • 10 Ethiopian birr = 24.67 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 4.06 Ethiopian birr
  • 100 Ethiopian birr = 246.67 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 40.56 Ethiopian birr

What is the area code of Ethiopia?

The area code to call Ethiopia is +251.