Map of Dire Dawa in Ethiopia

Dire Dawa Climate

Dire Dawa is a non-capital city in Ethiopia, Africa.

Best time to visit Dire Dawa

The best time to visit Dire Dawa will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December. However, there are other good times to visit Dire Dawa, but it will be little hotter (for Dire Dawa this is between 30°C / 86.0°F and 40°C / 104.0°F on average). These are during months May, June and July.


The hottest time of year in Dire Dawa is in June when it is 31.5°C / 88.7°F on average, but could get up to 35°C / 95.0°F maximum. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Dire Dawa is in January and December when it is 25°C / 77.0°F on average, but temperatures could fall to 22°C / 71.6°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 0 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 9 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 3 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Dire Dawa Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Dire Dawa which resides in Ethiopia.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C2526.528.52930.531.5302929.528.52625
Max Temperature in °C283032323435333233322928
Min Temperature in °C222325262728272626252322

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F77.079.783.384.286.988.786.084.285.183.378.877.0
Max Temperature in °F82.486.089.689.693.295.091.489.691.489.684.282.4
Min Temperature in °F71.673.477.078.880.682.480.678.878.877.073.471.6

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Dire Dawa throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM25356510545259012565251510
Total rainfall in Inches1.01.42.64.11.81.03.54.92.61.00.60.4
Total number of rainy days2471065111410531
Chances of rain6.5%14.3%22.6%33.3%19.4%16.7%35.5%45.2%33.3%16.1%10.0%3.2%

Dire Dawa Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Dire Dawa. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Dire Dawa Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Dire Dawa with both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Dire Dawa Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches