Best time to visit, weather and climate Eritrea

Best time to visit Eritrea

The best time to visit 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 Eritrea is 31°C in june and the lowest is 23°C in december.

The average climate figure for Eritrea is an 9,1. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24°C 26°C 27°C 29°C 30°C 31°C 29°C 28°C 30°C 27°C 25°C 23°C
9
mm
16
mm
35
mm
41
mm
34
mm
30
mm
111
mm
101
mm
24
mm
36
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38
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8
mm

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 Eritrea

 
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 24°C 26°C 27°C 29°C 30°C 31°C 29°C 28°C 30°C 27°C 25°C 23°C
Night 14°C 15°C 17°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 19°C 17°C 16°C 14°C
Precip 9
mm
16
mm
35
mm
41
mm
34
mm
30
mm
111
mm
101
mm
24
mm
36
mm
38
mm
8
mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
10 10 10 10 12 12 10 10 10 9 7 8
Wind force
in 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 Eritrea january

On average, it is maximum 24° in january in Eritrea and at least around 14° degrees. In january there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea february

On average, it is maximum 26° in february in Eritrea and at least around 15° degrees. In february there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea march

On average, it is maximum 27° in march in Eritrea and at least around 17° degrees. In march there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea april

On average, it is maximum 29° in april in Eritrea and at least around 19° degrees. In april there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea may

On average, it is maximum 30° in may in Eritrea and at least around 20° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea june

On average, it is maximum 31° in june in Eritrea and at least around 21° degrees. In june there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea july

On average, it is maximum 29° in july in Eritrea and at least around 21° degrees. In july there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 111 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in Eritrea and at least around 21° degrees. In august there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 101 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea september

On average, it is maximum 30° in september in Eritrea and at least around 19° degrees. In september there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea october

On average, it is maximum 27° in october in Eritrea and at least around 17° degrees. In october there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 36 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea november

On average, it is maximum 25° in november in Eritrea and at least around 16° degrees. In november there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Eritrea.

Climate Eritrea december

On average, it is maximum 23° in december in Eritrea and at least around 14° degrees. In december there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Eritrea.

14 day weather forecast Eritrea

The weather for Asmara in Eritrea will be 23° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
5 Aug
Bewolkt 23°C 16°C 4.5 mm 60% 3m/s 7
Th
6 Aug
Onweer met regen 22°C 16°C 8.8 mm 75% 4m/s 4
Fr
7 Aug
Regen 23°C 16°C 8.3 mm 75% 3m/s 4
Sa
8 Aug
Bewolkt 24°C 16°C 4.4 mm 60% 3m/s 4
Su
9 Aug
Regen 23°C 17°C 9.6 mm 75% 3m/s 7
Mo
10 Aug
Broken wolken 24°C 16°C 3.9 mm 55% 3m/s 12
Tu
11 Aug
Broken wolken 25°C 17°C 0.9 mm 25% 4m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
12 Aug
Regen 26°C 18°C 6.6 mm 70% 3m/s 7
Th
13 Aug
Broken wolken 25°C 18°C 3.9 mm 55% 3m/s 6
Fr
14 Aug
Regen 25°C 17°C 6.1 mm 65% 3m/s 5
Sa
15 Aug
Bewolkt 24°C 18°C 2.8 mm 50% 2m/s 2
Su
16 Aug
Broken wolken 26°C 19°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 2
Mo
17 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 19°C 0.3 mm 10% 1m/s 3
Tu
18 Aug
Bewolkt 26°C 20°C 3.0 mm 50% 2m/s 2

Weather experiences Eritrea

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Flight tickets to Eritrea

Eritrea has 2 airports which you can fly to:

  • Asmara International Airport
    Asmara
  • Massawa International Airport
    Massawa

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About Eritrea

Eritrea is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Asmara. The total surface is 121.320 km² with 2.234 km of coastline and the population consists of 5.068.831 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 2,5x as small as United States. If you want to call Eritrea you have to use +291 or 00291 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 +2915012457809 or 002915012457809.

Eritrea is in a straight line at 5.366 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 7 hours30.

Currency Eritrea

In Eritrea the Eritrean nakfa is used to pay.

Exchange rate Eritrean nakfa (ERN) 5 august 2020

1 Eritrean nakfa = 0,07 United States dollar
100 Eritrean nakfa = 6,67 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 15,00 Eritrean nakfa
100 United States dollar = 1.500,01 Eritrean nakfa

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Time difference Eritrea

In Eritrea it is now 10:02 o’clock in the morning on wednesday 5 august 2020. That is 7 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Eritrea is Africa/Asmera and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Eritrea

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 Eritrea.

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