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Average Weather in Mendī Ethiopia

In Mendī, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 56°F to 89°F and is rarely below 52°F or above 94°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from February 4 to April 26, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is March 19, with an average high of 89°F and low of 63°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from June 19 to October 12, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is December 28, with an average low of 56°F and high of 81°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in MendīhotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FDec 2881°FDec 2881°FMar 1989°FMar 1989°F56°F56°F63°F63°FFeb 486°FFeb 486°FApr 2686°FApr 2686°FJun 1975°FJun 1975°FOct 1275°FOct 1275°F58°F58°F63°F63°F60°F60°F59°F59°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 MendīJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhotcool
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.

Las Sabanas, Nicaragua (8,141 miles away) and Mali, Guinea (3,219 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Mendī (view comparison).

Clouds

In Mendī, 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 Mendī begins around September 22 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 4. On December 19, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 4 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around September 22. On July 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in MendīclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 1959%Dec 1959%Jul 2815%Jul 2815%Sep 2237%Sep 2237%Apr 438%Apr 438%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Mendī varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from April 26 to October 21, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 84% on August 24.

The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from October 21 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 2.

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 84% on August 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MendīwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 2484%Aug 2484%Jan 23%Jan 23%Jan 13%Jan 13%Apr 2643%Apr 2643%Oct 2143%Oct 2143%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. Mendī experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 6 to November 23, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 10, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 23 to March 6. The least rain falls around January 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in MendīrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inAug 108.0 inAug 108.0 inJan 60.2 inJan 60.2 inMar 60.5 inMar 60.5 inNov 230.5 inNov 230.5 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 Mendī does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 41 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 42 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 6:17 AM on May 30, and the latest sunrise is 44 minutes later at 7:01 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 6:14 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 50 minutes later at 7:04 PM on July 12.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in MendīJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 306:17 AMMay 306:17 AM7:04 PMJul 127:04 PMJul 12Nov 156:14 PMNov 156:14 PM7:01 AMJan 287:01 AMJan 28daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Mendī, 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 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in MendīJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 240%Jan 240%May 315%May 315%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Mendī experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from January 1 to May 27, with average wind speeds of more than 4.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from May 27 to January 1. The calmest day of the year is October 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in MendīwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mphApr 205.7 mphApr 205.7 mphOct 23.9 mphOct 23.9 mphJan 14.8 mphJan 14.8 mphMay 274.8 mphMay 274.8 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 Mendī varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 months, from January 9 to April 10, with a peak percentage of 49% on February 1. The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from April 10 to October 8, with a peak percentage of 65% on August 12. The wind is most often from the east for 3.0 months, from October 8 to January 9, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in MendīNWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Mendī 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 Mendī for general outdoor tourist activities is from late October to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of December.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Mendībest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.57.54.24.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Mendī for hot-weather activities is from late January to mid April, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Mendībest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.06.01.71.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Mendī 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 MendīJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
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 MendīJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°FJan 690°FJan 690°FMar 261,800°FMar 261,800°FDec 316,779°FDec 316,779°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 2.5 months, from February 4 to April 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 30, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from June 6 to August 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 15, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MendībrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMar 306.7 kWhMar 306.7 kWhJul 154.4 kWhJul 154.4 kWhFeb 46.2 kWhFeb 46.2 kWhJun 64.9 kWhJun 64.9 kWhAug 314.9 kWhAug 314.9 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 Mendī are 9.800 deg latitude, 35.100 deg longitude, and 5,463 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Mendī contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 531 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,388 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,942 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,329 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Mendī is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (84%) and grassland (15%), and within 50 miles by grassland (44%) and cropland (29%).

Data Sources

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

Mendī is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Mendī, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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.