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 and June
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Axum, Lalibela, Yangudi Rassa National Park, Adigrat, Dubti, Mek'ele and Nazret, with good weather at least 10 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
January 67°F to 77°F
14%
February 68°F to 81°F
17%
March 70°F to 83°F
35%
April 72°F to 85°F
51%
May 70°F to 85°F
54%
June 70°F to 85°F
58%
July 67°F to 83°F
84%
August 65°F to 79°F
90%
September 67°F to 81°F
67%
October 67°F to 81°F
31%
November 67°F to 77°F
24%
December 67°F to 76°F
12%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Ethiopia by cities

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, october, november and december.

Bahir Dar (Lake Tana)

Best time to go to Bahir Dar (Lake Tana)

The best months to go to Bahir Dar (Lake Tana) are january, february, march, april, october, november and december.


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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.

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8% 22% 32% 55% 42% 67% 99% 100% 77% 16% 4% 7%
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24% 17% 49% 57% 48% 42% 97% 99% 47% 20% 24% 11%
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4% 2% 18% 25% 67% 93% 100% 99% 88% 40% 28% 6%
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29% 30% 48% 53% 33% 17% 67% 84% 40% 17% 18% 17%
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5% 15% 28% 46% 40% 50% 82% 94% 77% 19% 12% 4%
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24% 17% 49% 57% 48% 42% 97% 99% 47% 20% 24% 11%
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3% 11% 33% 59% 66% 80% 86% 87% 97% 53% 25% 9%
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Where to go in Ethiopia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Addis Abeba76°F77°F77°F79°F77°F79°F72°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F
Axum70°F74°F76°F77°F77°F79°F74°F72°F76°F74°F72°F68°F
Gondar85°F88°F88°F88°F85°F79°F72°F72°F77°F81°F83°F83°F
Lalibela70°F74°F74°F76°F77°F79°F77°F76°F76°F74°F72°F70°F
Awash National Park85°F88°F90°F90°F90°F94°F92°F88°F90°F85°F85°F83°F
Bahir Dar (Lake Tana)88°F92°F92°F92°F90°F86°F79°F79°F85°F86°F86°F86°F
Simien Mountains National Park85°F88°F88°F88°F85°F79°F72°F72°F77°F81°F83°F83°F
Yangudi Rassa National Park76°F77°F79°F81°F83°F86°F83°F81°F81°F77°F76°F74°F
Adigrat70°F74°F76°F77°F77°F79°F74°F72°F76°F74°F72°F68°F
Arba Minch83°F85°F83°F79°F76°F74°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F
Awasa85°F86°F88°F85°F81°F77°F76°F74°F77°F79°F81°F81°F
Bishoftu77°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F77°F76°F77°F76°F76°F76°F
Dire Dawa83°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F86°F86°F88°F86°F83°F81°F
Dubti76°F77°F79°F81°F83°F86°F83°F81°F81°F77°F76°F74°F
Gambela83°F88°F86°F85°F79°F76°F72°F70°F74°F77°F79°F79°F
Harar79°F83°F83°F81°F83°F79°F76°F77°F79°F81°F79°F77°F
Jijiga79°F81°F81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F77°F79°F81°F79°F77°F
Mek'ele74°F77°F79°F81°F81°F83°F77°F76°F79°F77°F76°F74°F
Nazret79°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F85°F83°F85°F79°F79°F77°F

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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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