Best time to visit Eritrea

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When is the best time to visit Eritrea?

The best time to visit Eritrea (Asmara) is January, February, March, April, October, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Eritrea (Asmara)23
    Jan
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Eritrea (Asmara)24
    Feb
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Eritrea (Asmara)26
    Mar
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Eritrea (Asmara)26
    Apr
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Eritrea (Asmara)25
    May
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Eritrea (Asmara)26
    Jun
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Eritrea (Asmara)23
    Jul
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Eritrea (Asmara)22
    Aug
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Eritrea (Asmara)24
    Sep
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Eritrea (Asmara)23
    Oct
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Eritrea (Asmara)22
    Nov
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Eritrea (Asmara)22
    Dec

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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.

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