Eritrea weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Eritrea.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Eritrea. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Eritrea (Asmara) 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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Eritrea weather overview

Eritrea is a small country in north eastern Africa which borders Sudan and Ethiopia, and has a coastline along the Red Sea. Expect wide variations in rainfall and temperature here; the land bordering the coast is hot and arid year-round, but rainfall is frequently heavy on the inland plains, especially in July and August. The interior can also experience freezing temperatures from December to February.

What to pack for Eritrea weather

Take light clothing if visiting the coast; add rainwear and warmer wraps if travelling inland. Wrap up warm to visit the Eritrean plains in winter.

Which is the hottest month in Eritrea?

The hottest time of year in Asmara, Eritrea is normally June. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with no heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Eritrea?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Asmara, Eritrea with 172mm on average. There are normally 8 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Eritrea?

The sunniest time of year in Asmara, Eritrea is normally January with bright sunshine on average for 81% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Eritrea and the UK?

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

What is the main language spoken in Eritrea?

The main languages spoken in Eritrea are Tigrinya, Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Eritrea?

The currency in Eritrea is the Eritrean Nakfa (ERN).

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Which plugs are used in Eritrea?

Eritrea uses electrical plug type C + L (230 Volts).

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

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

Do you need a visa for Eritrea?

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

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Compare Eritrea weather with the USA

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

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