Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Eritrea
We show the climate in Eritrea by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places:
Asmara and Assab.
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Average High and Low Temperature in Eritrea
Average High and Low Temperature in Eritrea Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 45°F 45°F 50°F 50°F 55°F 55°F 60°F 60°F 65°F 65°F 70°F 70°F 75°F 75°F 80°F 80°F 85°F 85°F 90°F 90°F 95°F 95°F 100°F 100°F 59 48 77 69 87 72 98 85 Now Now Asmara Asmara Assab Assab
The daily average high and low air temperature at
2 meters above the ground.
High Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
71°F 74°F 76°F 76°F 76°F 76°F 71°F 70°F 73°F 71°F 70°F 70°F
85°F 86°F 89°F 92°F 96°F 97°F 96°F 96°F 96°F 93°F 90°F 87°F
Low Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
48°F 50°F 53°F 56°F 59°F 59°F 57°F 57°F 56°F 54°F 51°F 49°F
72°F 73°F 76°F 79°F 83°F 86°F 87°F 86°F 85°F 79°F 75°F 72°F
Average Hourly Temperature in Assab Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 12 AM 12 AM 4 AM 4 AM 8 AM 8 AM 12 PM 12 PM 4 PM 4 PM 8 PM 8 PM 12 AM 12 AM Now Now comfortable warm warm warm warm hot sweltering comfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Chance of Clearer Skies in Eritrea
The percentage of time the sky is
clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer Skies Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
72% 71% 70% 71% 56% 31% 18% 17% 28% 64% 81% 76%
67% 67% 65% 60% 38% 24% 23% 30% 37% 64% 77% 72%
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Eritrea
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
0.5d 0.4d 1.9d 3.5d 3.3d 5.3d 14.7d 15.7d 4.3d 1.5d 0.7d 0.5d
0.5d 0.5d 1.3d 3.0d 3.0d 2.4d 9.2d 10.5d 4.6d 1.8d 0.7d 0.4d
Average Monthly Rainfall in Eritrea
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Rainfall Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
0.2″ 0.1″ 0.5″ 0.8″ 0.9″ 1.2″ 3.9″ 4.5″ 1.3″ 0.4″ 0.1″ 0.1″
0.1″ 0.2″ 0.3″ 0.8″ 0.7″ 0.4″ 1.9″ 2.2″ 1.0″ 0.5″ 0.2″ 0.1″
Hours of Daylight in Eritrea
Hours of Daylight in Eritrea Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 4 hr 4 hr 6 hr 6 hr 8 hr 8 hr 10 hr 10 hr 12 hr 12 hr 14 hr 14 hr 16 hr 16 hr 18 hr 18 hr 20 hr 20 hr 13.0 11.2 Now Now Asmara Asmara Assab Assab
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Daylight Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
11.3h 11.7h 12.1h 12.5h 12.9h 13.0h 12.9h 12.6h 12.2h 11.8h 11.4h 11.2h
11.5h 11.7h 12.1h 12.4h 12.7h 12.9h 12.8h 12.5h 12.2h 11.8h 11.5h 11.4h
Chance of Muggy Conditions in Eritrea
The percentage of time that is
muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d 0.0d
26.0d 23.8d 28.0d 28.7d 30.5d 29.5d 30.9d 31.0d 29.9d 29.6d 27.6d 27.3d
Average Wind Speed in Eritrea
Average Wind Speed in Eritrea Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 0 mph 0 mph 2 mph 2 mph 4 mph 4 mph 6 mph 6 mph 8 mph 8 mph 10 mph 10 mph 12 mph 12 mph 14 mph 14 mph 16 mph 16 mph 18 mph 18 mph 20 mph 20 mph 11.2 6.0 18.4 8.4 Now Now Asmara Asmara Assab Assab
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at
10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4 6.8 8.6 11.0 8.9 6.3 7.5 7.7 7.7
18.2 17.7 17.2 15.6 10.9 9.7 10.8 9.9 9.0 14.1 17.5 18.1
Average Water Temperature in Eritrea
Average Water Temperature in Eritrea Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 76°F 76°F 78°F 78°F 80°F 80°F 82°F 82°F 84°F 84°F 86°F 86°F 88°F 88°F 90°F 90°F 92°F 92°F 90 79 89 78 Now Now Asmara Asmara Assab Assab
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
80°F 79°F 80°F 83°F 86°F 87°F 89°F 90°F 90°F 89°F 85°F 82°F
78°F 78°F 79°F 82°F 85°F 87°F 87°F 88°F 88°F 85°F 81°F 79°F
Tourism Score in Eritrea
tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.
Beach/Pool Score in Eritrea
beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.
Growing Season in Eritrea
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Growing Degree Days in Eritrea
Growing Degree Days in Eritrea Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2,000°F 2,000°F 4,000°F 4,000°F 6,000°F 6,000°F 8,000°F 8,000°F 10,000°F 10,000°F 12,000°F 12,000°F Now Now Asmara Asmara Assab Assab
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (
50°F in this case).
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Eritrea
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Eritrea Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 0 kWh 0 kWh 1 kWh 1 kWh 2 kWh 2 kWh 3 kWh 3 kWh 4 kWh 4 kWh 5 kWh 5 kWh 6 kWh 6 kWh 7 kWh 7 kWh 8 kWh 8 kWh 7.3 4.9 7.0 5.0 Now Now Asmara Asmara Assab Assab
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5.8 6.5 7.0 7.2 7.0 6.5 5.3 5.1 5.9 6.4 6.0 5.7
5.8 6.4 6.9 6.9 6.4 5.7 5.1 5.2 5.5 6.3 6.0 5.7
This report illustrates the typical weather for Asmara and Assab year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
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