Yemen weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Yemen

The best time to visit in Yemen 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 Yemen is 27°C in June and the lowest is 20°C in January.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 20 22 23 23 25 27 26 25 25 23 21 20
Precipitation (mm) 9 17 56 93 57 27 79 101 16 5 11 5
Climate data from city: Sanaa

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14 day weather forecast Yemen

The weather for in Yemen will be around 24° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Yemen is based on the weather conditions in the city of Sanaa.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 8
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 10
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0.2 mm 20% 3 m/s 7
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
16°
1.2 mm 30% 3 m/s 5
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 11
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 11
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
0.2 mm 20% 5 m/s 4
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 5
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
16°
0.2 mm 20% 4 m/s 5
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
16°
0.8 mm 20% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
0.1 mm 20% 1 m/s 5

Climate Yemen

Yemen 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 Yemen is 23° degrees and there is about 477 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 177 days a year with an average humidity of 39% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Yemen

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 22 23 23 25 27 26 25 25 23 21 20
Night temp. (°C) 9 11 13 15 17 18 19 18 16 13 11 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 17 56 93 57 27 79 101 16 5 11 5
Days with rain 6 7 18 19 12 11 26 23 8 2 5 4
Dry days 25 21 13 11 19 19 5 8 22 29 25 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 4
Climate data from city: Sanaa

Yemen weather by month

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

Yemen lies in a straight line about 6,358 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Sanaa).

How long is the flight to Yemen?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Yemen is approximately 8 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Yemen?

These are the largest airports in Yemen:

  • Sana'a International Airport – Sanaa
  • Aden International Airport – Aden
  • Ta'izz International Airport – Ta‘izz
  • Sayun International Airport – Say’ūn

How many inhabitants are there in Yemen?

Yemen has approximately 28,250,000 inhabitants.

How big is Yemen?

The area of Yemen is around 527,970 km². It is 2,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Yemen?

The capital of Yemen is Sanaa.

What is the currency of Yemen?

In Yemen the Yemeni rial (YER) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Yemeni rial = 16.23 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.062 Yemeni rial
  • 10 Yemeni rial = 162.30 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.62 Yemeni rial
  • 100 Yemeni rial = 1,623.05 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 6.16 Yemeni rial

What is the area code of Yemen?

The area code to call Yemen is +967.