Somalia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Somalia

The best time to visit in Somalia is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Somalia is 31°C in March and the lowest is 27°C in July.

Somalia has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Somalia 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 Somalia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 30 30 31 31 30 29 27 27 28 29 30 30
Precipitation (mm) 1 1 3 51 39 24 24 18 9 29 49 17
Climate data from city: Mogadishu

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14 day weather forecast Somalia

The weather for in Somalia will be 28° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Somalia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Mogadishu.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.8 mm 20% 7 m/s 7
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
25°
0.6 mm 15% 7 m/s 11
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.1 mm 20% 7 m/s 4
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.5 mm 15% 7 m/s 5
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.3 mm 10% 8 m/s 4
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.4 mm 10% 7 m/s 6
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.4 mm 15% 7 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
1.9 mm 40% 7 m/s 12
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.2 mm 20% 8 m/s 11
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.1 mm 20% 7 m/s 6
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.2 mm 20% 7 m/s 6
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.4 mm 10% 8 m/s 3
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.1 mm 20% 7 m/s 3
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0.1 mm 20% 7 m/s 3

Climate Somalia

Somalia has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Somalia is 29° degrees and there is about 265 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 165 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Somalia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 30 30 31 31 30 29 27 27 28 29 30 30
Night temp. (°C) 25 25 26 27 27 26 25 25 25 26 26 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 1 1 3 51 39 24 24 18 9 29 49 17
Days with rain 1 - 4 15 19 16 19 15 9 12 15 7
Dry days 30 28 27 15 12 14 12 16 21 19 15 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 5 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Climate data from city: Mogadishu

Somalia weather by month

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

Somalia lies in a straight line about 5,234 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Mogadishu).

How long is the flight to Somalia?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Somalia is approximately 7 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Somalia?

These are the largest airports in Somalia:

How many inhabitants are there in Somalia?

Somalia has approximately 14,742,523 inhabitants.

How big is Somalia?

The area of Somalia is around 637,657 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Somalia?

The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu.

What is the currency of Somalia?

In Somalia the Somali shilling (SOS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 September 2021

  • 1 Somali shilling = 37.67 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.027 Somali shilling
  • 10 Somali shilling = 376.71 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.27 Somali shilling
  • 100 Somali shilling = 3,767.07 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2.65 Somali shilling

What is the area code of Somalia?

The area code to call Somalia is +252.