Ethiopia: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Find the best time to go to Ethiopia from seasonal norms in many locations like Mek'ele or Addis Ababa below.

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When is the best time to go to Ethiopia?

When is the best time to go to Ethiopia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Ethiopia, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March and December
  • The best months to go to Addis Abeba are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Addis Abeba are January, February, March, April, May, June and November
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Axum, Lalibela, Awash National Park, Yangudi Rassa National Park, Adigrat, Bishoftu, Dire Dawa, Dubti, Jijiga, Mek'ele and Nazret, with good weather at least 9 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Ethiopia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
good to perfect* Ethiopia in january
good to perfect* Ethiopia in february
good to perfect* Ethiopia in march
tolerable to perfect* Ethiopia in april
tolerable to good* Ethiopia in may
tolerable to perfect* Ethiopia in june
very bad to good* Ethiopia in july
very bad to good* Ethiopia in august
tolerable to good* Ethiopia in september
tolerable to perfect* Ethiopia in october
tolerable to perfect* Ethiopia in november
good to perfect* Ethiopia in december

When to go to Ethiopia by city

Addis Abeba

Best time to go to Addis Abeba

The best months to go to Addis Abeba are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

Axum

Best time to go to Axum

The best months to go to Axum are january, february, march, april, may, june, september, october, november and december.

Gondar

Best time to go to Gondar

The best months to go to Gondar are january, february, march, april, october, november and december.

Lalibela

Best time to go to Lalibela

The best months to go to Lalibela are january, february, march, april, may, june, september, october, november and december.

Awash National Park

Best time to go to Awash National Park

The best months to go to Awash National Park are january, february, march, april, may, june, september, october, november and december.



Climate and Weather in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia : Colourful street in Harar (Harari Region), Ethiopia


Temperatures and rainfall in Ethiopia

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Ethiopia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Addis Abeba, Axum, Gondar, Lalibela and Awash National Park.


Map of Ethiopia

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cities in Ethiopia

About Ethiopia

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Is this weather information for Ethiopia reliable?

Climate data for Ethiopia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Ethiopia allows us to determine the average for each month in Addis Abeba, Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Awash National Park, Bahir Dar (Lake Tana), Simien Mountains National Park, Yangudi Rassa National Park, and 11 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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