weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Yemen

In general, the best time to visit Yemen is between October and April. After the rainy season and before the intense heat of summer. The rainy season runs from March to May and in July and August.

A more temperate climate prevails in the high and medium elevations. Here it is humid in summer and dry in winter, with large temperature differences between day and night.

Regional differences

The southern coastal region has little precipitation is are hot and humid all year round, with summer temperatures sometimes reaching 129°F.

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The central highlands are warm in summer with average temperatures of 86°F. Winters are cold with frequent frosts.

The northern part is hot and dry all year round. Summer temperatures here hover around 86°F. Here you can even find areas where it has not rained for years.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Yemen per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Yemen by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 68 71 73 74 77 81 79 77 77 73 70 67
Precipitation (inch) 4 7 22 37 22 11 31 40 6 2 4 2

Weather data from: Sanaa

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Climate Yemen

Yemen has a desert climate. 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 45° degrees and there is about 188 inch 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 Yemen by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 68 71 73 74 77 81 79 77 77 73 70 67
Night temp. (°F) 49 52 56 59 62 65 65 64 61 55 51 48
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 4 7 22 37 22 11 31 40 6 2 4 2
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

Weather data from: Sanaa

Yemen weather by month

What is the average Yemen 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.

Yemen weather

The weather for Yemen over the next 14 days will be 70°F till 75° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

5-day weather forecast Yemen

21 march
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8 m/s
22 march
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7 m/s
23 march
0.2 in
5 m/s
24 march
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6 m/s
25 march
0 in
7 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Yemen

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Yemen?

Yemen lies in a straight line about 7,087 miles from United States (New York → Sanaa).

How long is the flight to Yemen?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Yemen is approximately 18 hours.

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What are the largest airports in Yemen?

These are the largest airports in Yemen:

  • Sana'a International Airport (SAH) in Sanaa
  • Aden International Airport (ADE) in Aden
  • Ta'izz International Airport (TAI) in Ta‘izz
  • Sayun International Airport (GXF) in Say’ūn
  • Al Ghaidah International Airport (AAY)
  • Hodeidah International Airport (HOD)
  • Mukalla International Airport (RIY)
  • Socotra International Airport (SCT)

How many inhabitants does Yemen have?

Yemen has 28,250,000 inhabitants.

How big is Yemen?

The surface area of Yemen is 328,081 mi². It is 1,5x bigger than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 21 March 2023

  • 1 US dollar = 250.32 Yemeni rial
  • 1 Yemeni rial = 0.004 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 25,032.50 Yemeni rial
  • 100 Yemeni rial = 0.40 US dollar

What is the area code of Yemen?

The area code to call Yemen is +967.