Ethiopia
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Ethiopia

To go to Ethiopia, the best time to visit is January through June and September through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Ethiopia, February is the warmest month with 74°F and the most cold month is 67°F in August.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in Ethiopia, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate Ethiopia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 72 74 74 74 73 73 68 67 69 70 70 70
Precipitation (inch) 2 6 16 18 18 28 56 57 25 6 3 1

Weather data from: Addis Ababa




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Ethiopia weather

The weather for Ethiopia over the next 14 days will be 64°F till 70° 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 in Addis Ababa.

5-day weather forecast Ethiopia

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Thursday
6 october
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68°F
50°F
0 in
5 m/s
Friday
7 october
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68°F
50°F
0.1 in
3 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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66°F
52°F
2.5 in
4 m/s
Sunday
9 october
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68°F
52°F
0.2 in
5 m/s
Monday
10 october
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66°F
50°F
1.0 in
4 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Ethiopia


Climate Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a semi-arid climate. 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 42° degrees and there is about 236 inch 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.

Ethiopia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 72 74 74 74 73 73 68 67 69 70 70 70
Night temp. (°F) 47 50 52 52 52 53 53 51 48 45 45 45
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 2 6 16 18 18 28 56 57 25 6 3 1
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

Weather data from: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia weather by month

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

Ethiopia lies in a straight line about 7,042 miles from United States (New York → Addis Ababa).

How long is the flight to Ethiopia?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Ethiopia is approximately 18 h. 30 min.

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What are the largest airports in Ethiopia?

These are the largest airports in Ethiopia:

  • Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa
  • Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport (DIR) in Dire Dawa
  • Bahir Dar Airport (BJR) in Bahir Dar
  • Wilwal International Airport (JIJ) in Jijiga
  • Asosa Airport (ASO) in Āsosa
  • Gambella Airport (GMB) in Gambēla
  • Gode Airport (GDE) in Godē
  • Arba Minch Airport (AMH)
  • Axum Airport (AXU)
  • Gonder Airport (GDQ)

How many inhabitants does Ethiopia have?

Ethiopia has 94,352,000 inhabitants.

How big is Ethiopia?

The surface area of Ethiopia is 700,397 mi². It is 3x bigger than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 6 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 38.04 Ethiopian birr
  • 1 Ethiopian birr = 0.026 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 3,804.41 Ethiopian birr
  • 100 Ethiopian birr = 2.63 US dollar

What is the area code of Ethiopia?

The area code to call Ethiopia is +251.