Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Ethiopia

We show the climate in Ethiopia by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Addis Ababa, Desē, and Jimma.

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Addis Ababa

Average High and Low Temperature in Ethiopia

Average High and Low Temperature in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F5548756656447766588373NowNowAddis AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
Addis Ababa 72°F73°F74°F74°F74°F71°F67°F66°F68°F71°F71°F71°F
Desē 67°F69°F71°F72°F74°F76°F73°F71°F70°F69°F68°F67°F
Jimma 81°F82°F82°F81°F79°F76°F73°F73°F75°F78°F79°F80°F
Addis Ababa 50°F52°F54°F55°F55°F54°F54°F54°F53°F51°F49°F48°F
Desē 46°F47°F50°F52°F54°F55°F55°F54°F52°F47°F44°F44°F
Jimma 50°F53°F56°F57°F58°F57°F57°F57°F57°F54°F50°F48°F

Addis Ababa

Average Hourly Temperature in Addis AbabaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in DesēJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmcoldcoldvery cold


Average Hourly Temperature in JimmaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmwarmcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Ethiopia

Chance of Clearer Skies in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%6224705122NowNowAddis AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
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 SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Addis Ababa 52%49%43%35%39%35%26%34%51%60%61%57%
Desē 57%55%48%44%44%33%25%33%47%63%69%64%
Jimma 46%40%32%24%29%29%26%34%46%47%50%50%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ethiopia

Daily Chance of Precipitation in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%8738338NowNowAddis AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Addis Ababa 1.6d3.4d7.3d9.9d10.0d16.3d25.7d25.8d15.1d4.4d1.2d1.2d
Desē 1.2d2.5d6.6d7.4d6.4d9.3d22.6d23.2d12.7d4.7d1.4d1.2d
Jimma 3.2d5.0d13.2d21.5d24.2d24.5d25.9d26.2d23.5d16.2d6.6d3.2d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Ethiopia

Average Monthly Rainfall in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in8. AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Addis Ababa 0.5″0.9″1.7″2.5″2.4″3.8″7.9″8.2″4.2″1.1″0.2″0.2″
Desē 0.4″0.5″1.5″1.8″1.4″2.1″7.4″7.3″3.1″1.1″0.3″0.3″
Jimma 0.7″1.2″3.6″7.6″9.6″8.8″8.8″9.3″8.2″5.7″1.8″0.7″

Hours of Daylight in Ethiopia

Hours of Daylight in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.711.6NowNowAddis AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Addis Ababa 11.7h11.8h12.1h12.3h12.5h12.6h12.6h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.7h11.6h
Desē 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.8h12.7h12.5h12.2h11.9h11.6h11.5h
Jimma 11.7h11.9h12.1h12.3h12.5h12.6h12.5h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.8h11.7h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Ethiopia

Chance of Muggy Conditions in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%NowNowAddis AbabaAddis Ababa
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Addis Ababa 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Desē 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Jimma 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Ethiopia

Average Wind Speed in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph7. AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Addis Ababa

Tourism Score in Ethiopia

Tourism Score in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106. AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Ethiopia

Beach/Pool Score in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103. AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Ethiopia

Growing Season in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowAddis AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
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 Ethiopia

Growing Degree Days in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FNowNowAddis AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
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 Ethiopia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in EthiopiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7. AbabaAddis AbabaDesēDesēJimmaJimma
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Addis Ababa

This report illustrates the typical weather for Addis Ababa, Desē, and Jimma 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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