Best time to visit, weather and climate Ethiopia

Best time to visit Ethiopia

Climate Ethiopia per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
22°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 20°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 21°C
5
mm
15
mm
40
mm
46
mm
46
mm
70
mm
143
mm
146
mm
63
mm
14
mm
7
mm
3
mm

The best time to visit 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 Ethiopia is 24°C in march and the lowest is 19°C in august.

The average climate figure for Ethiopia is an 8,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Ethiopia has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Ethiopia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



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 Ethiopia

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 22°C 23°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 20°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 21°C
Night 8°C 10°C 11°C 11°C 11°C 12°C 11°C 11°C 9°C 7°C 7°C 7°C
Precip 5
mm
15
mm
40
mm
46
mm
46
mm
70
mm
143
mm
146
mm
63
mm
14
mm
7
mm
3
mm
Rain
days
4 8 12 17 14 19 31 31 21 5 5 3
Dry
days
27 20 19 13 17 11 0 0 9 26 25 28
Sun hours
per day
10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10
Wind force
in 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 Ethiopia january

On average, it is maximum 22° in january in Ethiopia and at least around 8° degrees. In january there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 5 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia february

On average, it is maximum 23° in february in Ethiopia and at least around 10° degrees. In february there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia march

On average, it is maximum 24° in march in Ethiopia and at least around 11° degrees. In march there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia april

On average, it is maximum 23° in april in Ethiopia and at least around 11° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia may

On average, it is maximum 23° in may in Ethiopia and at least around 11° degrees. In may there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in Ethiopia and at least around 12° degrees. In june there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia july

On average, it is maximum 20° in july in Ethiopia and at least around 11° degrees. In july there are 31 days of rainfall with a total of 143 mm

Climate Ethiopia august

On average, it is maximum 19° in august in Ethiopia and at least around 11° degrees. In august there are 31 days of rainfall with a total of 146 mm

Climate Ethiopia september

On average, it is maximum 20° in september in Ethiopia and at least around 9° degrees. In september there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 63 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia october

On average, it is maximum 21° in october in Ethiopia and at least around 7° degrees. In october there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 14 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia november

On average, it is maximum 21° in november in Ethiopia and at least around 7° degrees. In november there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 7 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Ethiopia.

Climate Ethiopia december

On average, it is maximum 21° in december in Ethiopia and at least around 7° degrees. In december there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Ethiopia.

14 day weather forecast Ethiopia

The weather for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will be 22° till 23° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Mo
26 Oct
Helder 21°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 10
Tu
27 Oct
Licht bewolkt 22°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 9
We
28 Oct
Helder 21°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 10
Th
29 Oct
Licht bewolkt 21°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 10
Fr
30 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 22°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Sa
31 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 22°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 10
Su
1 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 21°C 10°C 0.2 mm 20% 2m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Mo
2 Nov
Licht bewolkt 21°C 10°C 0.1 mm 20% 3m/s 9
Tu
3 Nov
Licht bewolkt 22°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 10
We
4 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 23°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Th
5 Nov
Licht bewolkt 21°C 9°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 5
Fr
6 Nov
Helder 20°C 9°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 5
Sa
7 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 22°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 5
Su
8 Nov
Licht bewolkt 23°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 4

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Vacation Ethiopia

Hotels and apartments in Ethiopia

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Flight tickets to Ethiopia

Ethiopia has 7 airports which you can fly to:

  • Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
    Addis Ababa
  • Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport
    Dire Dawa
  • Bahir Dar Airport
    Bahir Dar
  • Wilwal International Airport
    Jijiga
  • Asosa Airport
    Āsosa
  • Gambella Airport
    Gambēla
  • Gode Airport
    Godē

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About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Addis Ababa. The total surface is 1.127.127 km² and the population consists of 94.352.000 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is somewhat smaller New Zealand. If you want to call Ethiopia you have to use +251 or 00251 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2515012457809 or 002515012457809.

Ethiopia is in a straight line at 5.325 km distance from Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport the flight time is about 7 hours25.

Currency Ethiopia

In Ethiopia the Ethiopian birr is used to pay.

Exchange rate Ethiopian birr (ETB) 26 october 2020

1 Ethiopian birr = 0,43 South African rand
100 Ethiopian birr = 43,40 South African rand

1 South African rand = 2,30 Ethiopian birr
100 South African rand = 230,42 Ethiopian birr

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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Time difference Ethiopia

In Ethiopia it is now 04:10 o’clock at night on monday 26 october 2020. That is 1 hour later than in New Zealand. The time zone of Ethiopia is Africa/Addis_Ababa and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Ethiopia

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Ethiopia.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)