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Average Weather in Gēdo Ethiopia

In Gēdo, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is comfortable year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 49°F to 77°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 83°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gēdo for warm-weather activities is from mid October to mid March.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from February 2 to May 17, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is March 12, with an average high of 77°F and low of 56°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from June 19 to September 6, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is December 22, with an average low of 49°F and high of 71°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in GēdowarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FDec 2271°FDec 2271°FMar 1277°FMar 1277°F49°F49°F56°F56°FFeb 274°FFeb 274°FMay 1774°FMay 1774°FJun 1965°FJun 1965°FSep 665°FSep 665°F53°F53°F56°F56°F53°F53°F53°F53°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in GēdoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Chivor, Colombia (7,585 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Gēdo (view comparison).

Clouds

In Gēdo, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Gēdo begins around September 11 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around March 6. On November 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 6 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around September 11. On July 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in GēdoclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 1057%Nov 1057%Jul 2518%Jul 2518%Sep 1137%Sep 1137%Mar 637%Mar 637%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gēdo varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from May 2 to October 2, with a greater than 49% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 95% on August 1.

The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from October 2 to May 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on December 28.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 95% on August 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GēdowetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 195%Aug 195%Dec 283%Dec 283%May 249%May 249%Oct 249%Oct 249%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Gēdo experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from February 7 to November 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 5, with an average total accumulation of 13.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 17 to February 7. The least rain falls around December 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in GēdorainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 inAug 513.5 inAug 513.5 inDec 170.2 inDec 170.2 inFeb 70.5 inFeb 70.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Gēdo does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 39 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:09 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 42 minutes later at 6:51 AM on January 27. The earliest sunset is at 6:06 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 48 minutes later at 6:54 PM on July 13.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Gēdo during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in GēdoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 286:09 AMMay 286:09 AM6:54 PMJul 136:54 PMJul 13Nov 156:06 PMNov 156:06 PM6:51 AMJan 276:51 AMJan 27daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Gēdo, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in GēdoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 90%Mar 90%Jun 91%Jun 91%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Gēdo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 7 to May 2, with average wind speeds of more than 4.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 2 to October 7. The calmest day of the year is June 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in GēdowindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mphMar 45.1 mphMar 45.1 mphJun 103.6 mphJun 103.6 mphOct 74.3 mphOct 74.3 mphMay 24.3 mphMay 24.3 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gēdo varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.4 months, from May 28 to September 11, with a peak percentage of 68% on August 1. The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 days, from September 11 to September 14, with a peak percentage of 32% on September 11. The wind is most often from the east for 8.5 months, from September 14 to May 28, with a peak percentage of 65% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in GēdoEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gēdo throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Gēdo for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid October to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Gēdobest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.17.12.32.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Gēdo for hot-weather activities is from mid February to early April, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Gēdobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.04.00.00.02.42.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

Temperatures in Gēdo are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in GēdoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in GēdoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FJan 890°FJan 890°FMar 6900°FMar 6900°FApr 301,800°FApr 301,800°FDec 314,338°FDec 314,338°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from October 5 to December 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 25, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from June 22 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 18, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GēdobrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhOct 256.8 kWhOct 256.8 kWhJul 184.4 kWhJul 184.4 kWhDec 296.3 kWhDec 296.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gēdo are 9.017 deg latitude, 37.450 deg longitude, and 8,202 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gēdo contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,343 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,987 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,416 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,474 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gēdo is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (100%), and within 50 miles by cropland (75%) and grassland (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Gēdo, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Gēdo.

At a distance of 148 kilometers from Gēdo, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Gēdo according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.