Yemen weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Yemen.

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

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The weather guide for Yemen (Sana) 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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Yemen weather overview

The climate of the small, mountainous country of Yemen varies with altitude. Its Red Sea coast is hot and humid in the summer but experiences very little rain, and the mixture of extreme heat, sticky air and dust makes it an unpleasant place to be. Time a visit to the coast between November and March, if you can.

Up in the mountains, the climate is much more temperate with rainfall sufficiently high to allow the cultivation of coffee beans and other crops. Summers are warm and rainy with strong sunshine but winter temperatures can fall very low.

What to pack for Yemen weather

Take light clothes whatever the time of year if you are visiting the coast (remember head protection in the summer months). Supplement light to medium clothing with rainwear for visiting the mountains in the summer. You'll need very warm clothing if contemplating a winter trip into the Yemen highlands.

Which is the hottest month in Yemen?

The hottest time of year in Sana, Yemen is normally June. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with low heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Yemen?

It never rains much in Sana, Yemen but August usually has the most rain with an average of 81mm. There are normally 5 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Yemen?

The sunniest time of year in Sana, Yemen is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 79% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Yemen and the UK?

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

What is the main language spoken in Yemen?

The main languages spoken in Yemen are Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Yemen?

The currency in Yemen is the Yemeni Rial (YER).

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Which plugs are used in Yemen?

Yemen uses electrical plug type A + D + G (230 Volts).

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

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

Do you need a visa for Yemen?

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

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Compare Yemen weather with the USA

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

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