Somalia weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Somalia.

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

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The weather guide for Somalia (Mogadishu) 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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Somalia weather overview

Somalia lies within the Horn of Africa and, although its coast borders the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, vast tracts of the country are desert. This gives it a hot, dry climate with unreliable rain. There is very little rain in the north and, elsewhere, what rain there is falls between May and November.

Coastal conditions are cooler in the east where the rainy season can bring fog and heavy cloud but, on the north coast, temperatures between April and September can be ferociously hot and this, combined with high humidity, brings a risk of heat exhaustion for the unwary.

What to pack for Somalia weather

Light clothing is appropriate throughout the year supplemented by slightly warmer attire for the eastern coast during the rainy season.

Which is the hottest month in Somalia?

The hottest time of year in Mogadishu, Somalia is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 33°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Somalia?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Mogadishu, Somalia with 81mm on average. There are normally 4 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Somalia?

The sunniest time of year in Mogadishu, Somalia is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 79% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Somalia?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Mogadishu, Somalia in April when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the time difference between Somalia and the UK?

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

What is the main language spoken in Somalia?

The main languages spoken in Somalia are Somali and Arabic.

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What is the currency in Somalia?

The currency in Somalia is the Somali Shilling (SOS).

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Which plugs are used in Somalia?

Somalia uses electrical plug type G (220 Volts).

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

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

Do you need a visa for Somalia?

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

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Compare Somalia weather with the USA

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

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