Map of Mekele in Ethiopia

Mekele Climate

Mekele, Ethiopia isn't a capital city but is inside the magnificent continent of Africa.

Best time to visit Mekele

The best time to visit Mekele 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 February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Other great months to visit Mekele are January, November and December when the average temperatures are a little cooler but still between a pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F.


The warmest time of year in Mekele is in May and June when it is 23.5°C / 74.3°F on average, but temperatures could rise to 27°C / 80.6°F maximum. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Mekele is in December when it is 18.5°C / 65.3°F on average, but could get down to 15°C / 65.3°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: 3 (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: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Mekele Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Mekele 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 °C19.520.521.522.523.523.520.52021.520.519.518.5
Max Temperature in °C232425262727232325242322
Min Temperature in °C161718192020181718171615

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 °F67.168.970.772.574.374.368.968.070.768.967.165.3
Max Temperature in °F73.475.277.078.880.680.673.473.477.075.273.471.6
Min Temperature in °F60.862.664.466.268.068.064.462.664.462.660.859.0

Rainfall figures

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

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM35102545353020021535102540
Total rainfall in Inches1.40.41.01.81.41.27.98.51.40.41.01.6
Total number of rainy days41454622216147
Chances of rain12.9%3.6%12.9%16.7%12.9%20.0%71.0%67.7%20.0%3.2%13.3%22.6%

Mekele Climate Graph

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

Mekele Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

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

Mekele Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches