Map of Ethiopia

Ethiopia Climate

Ethiopia is part of the continent of Africa.

Best time to visit Ethiopia

In general, the best time to visit Ethiopia is usually when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C and 30°C on average) which fortunately is throughout the year. This means it's ideal for all sorts of activities - indoors or outdoors - and the heat shouldn't slow you down too much.

Within Ethiopia, the warmest city is Dire Dawa, which averages 28.3 °C for the year. The coldest city is Bahir Dar, which averages 19 °C for the year.


The wettest city in Ethiopia is Bahir Dar, which has on average 128.8 mm rainfall for the year. The city with the least rainfall in a year is Dire Dawa, which averages 52.5 mm of rain per year.

Ethiopia Climate Chart

Below is the climate chart for Ethiopia which resides in the continent of Africa. It shows the averages for each month across the country so the actual climate may vary quite a bit, especially between north and south.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C21.822.823.623.623.822.821.421.322.121.921.521.2
Total number of rainy days3.5581010.814.822.222.316.38.34.73.2

Sorry but we don't have data for the maximum temperature of Ethiopia.

Sorry but we don't have data for the minimum temperature of Ethiopia.