Ethiopia weather averages

Going to Ethiopia? Find the best month to visit Ethiopia based on the weather.

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Check Ethiopia weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Ethiopia is expected to be 22°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 23°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Addis Ababa.

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Ethiopia weather averages: best month

Ethiopia Best month Averages
Warmest February, March, April & May 23°C
Sunniest December 10 hours per day
Least rain December 3 days

Ethiopia climate guide

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Ethiopia weather overview

A hilly country with high mountain ranges soaring up to 4,600m (15,000ft), Ethiopia has a range of climatic conditions. Its eastern lowland areas are hot and sticky with a desert-like climate, while conditions are more temperate up in the hills and much cooler in the mountains.

The country has a heavy rainy season, between June and September, when the central and western highlands will witness downpours. These are more ferocious in the west where up to 2,000mm (80in) of rain falls every year and thunderstorms are frequent. Suggestions on suitable clothing vary according to the region being visited.

What to pack for Ethiopia weather

Light clothes are best for the hot lowlands but warmer attire is needed in the hills and visitors should wrap up well if going high into the mountains. Night-time temperatures can be particularly chilly.

Ethiopia weather averages by month

Check Ethiopia holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Ethiopia weather with the USA

Below the Ethiopia weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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