When is the best time to go to Yemen?

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

  • In Yemen, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, November and December
  • The best months to go to Sanaa are January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Sanaa are April, May, June, July, August and September, and the coldest months are January and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are April, July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Shibam, Socotra Archipelago, Tarim and Sana', with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Aden are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Yemen

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

January 52°F to 85°F
0 to 1 days*
February 56°F to 86°F
0 to 3 days*
March 59°F to 88°F
0 to 10 days*
April 63°F to 94°F
0 to 14 days*
May 67°F to 97°F
0 to 9 days*
June 68°F to 99°F
0 to 3 days*
July 68°F to 99°F
0 to 14 days*
August 67°F to 99°F
0 to 16 days*
September 65°F to 99°F
0 to 3 days*
October 59°F to 95°F
0 to 5 days*
November 54°F to 90°F
0 to 4 days*
December 52°F to 86°F
0 to 2 days*
* weather varies across the country

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Temperatures and rainfall in Yemen

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Yemen and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Sanaa, Aden, Al Hudaydah, Al Mukalla and Shibam, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Where to go in Yemen?

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.
Al Hudaydah85°F86°F88°F94°F97°F99°F99°F99°F99°F95°F90°F86°F
Al Mukalla79°F81°F85°F88°F94°F99°F97°F95°F92°F88°F86°F83°F
Socotra Archipelago79°F81°F85°F86°F88°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F81°F
As Salif85°F86°F88°F94°F97°F99°F99°F99°F99°F95°F90°F86°F


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Is this weather information for Yemen reliable?

Climate data for Yemen has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Yemen allows us to determine the average for each month in Sanaa, Aden, Al Hudaydah, Al Mukalla, Shibam, Socotra Archipelago, Tarim, As Salif and and 1 other cities.

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

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