Djibouti weather

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The weather guide for Djibouti (Djibouti City) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Djibouti weather overview

Djibouti is a small country that lies between Ethiopia and the Somalia at the entrance to the Red Sea, and has a coastline bordering the Gulf of Aden. Its climate is predominantly hot and dry, what little rainfall there is occurring on the coast between November and March, and on the vast inland plains between April and October.

Rainfall rarely rises above 25mm (1 inch) in any one month but summer downpours inland can be brief but intense. Go prepared for long, hot, sunny days - Djibouti receives an average nine hours of sunshine throughout the year. The hottest months are June to August, when the dust-laden Khamsin winds blow in from the desert regions.

What to pack for Djibouti weather

Take light, absorbent clothing and be aware that humidity is higher on the coast than inland.

Which is the hottest month in Djibouti?

The hottest time of year in Djibouti City, Djibouti is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 41°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Djibouti?

It never rains much in Djibouti City, Djibouti but April usually has the most rain with an average of 18mm. There are normally 1 day in April with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Djibouti?

The sunniest time of year in Djibouti City, Djibouti is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 82% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Djibouti?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Djibouti City, Djibouti in June when the water temperature reaches 31°C.

What is the time difference between Djibouti and the UK?

The time difference between Djibouti and the UK is GMT+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Djibouti?

The main languages spoken in Djibouti are Somali, French and Arabic.

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What is the currency in Djibouti?

The currency in Djibouti is the Djiboutian Franc (DJF).

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Which plugs are used in Djibouti?

Djibouti uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Djibouti?

They drive on the right side of the road in Djibouti.

Do you need a visa for Djibouti?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Djibouti.

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Compare Djibouti weather with the USA

Below the Djibouti weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Djibouti (Djibouti City) and the USA (Washington).

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