When is the best time to go to Addis Ababa

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Addis Ababa weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Addis Ababa are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Addis Ababa January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 23mm 9.9hrs 12.4hrs

January is a dry month in Addis Ababa and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Addis Ababa, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Addis Ababa and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 23mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Addis Ababa February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 47mm 9.8hrs 12.6hrs

February in Addis Ababa is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Addis Ababa, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Addis Ababa and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 47mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Addis Ababa March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 74mm 9hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Addis Ababa is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Addis Ababa.

March is in the spring in Addis Ababa and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 74mm 2.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Addis Ababa April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 97mm 8.1hrs 13hrs

Addis Ababa's weather in April is typically mild and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Addis Ababa.

April is in the spring in Addis Ababa and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 97mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Addis Ababa May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 93mm 7.9hrs 13.3hrs

May is a a little damp month in Addis Ababa and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Addis Ababa.

May is in the spring in Addis Ababa and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 93mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Addis Ababa weather in May »

June

Addis Ababa June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 127mm 7.5hrs 12.4hrs

June is a wet month in Addis Ababa and the temperature is generally mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Addis Ababa for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the summer in Addis Ababa and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 127mm 5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Addis Ababa July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 274mm 6.1hrs 12.6hrs

July in Addis Ababa is generally very wet with the temperature being mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Addis Ababa for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the summer in Addis Ababa and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 274mm 10.8 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Addis Ababa August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 281mm 6.4hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Addis Ababa is characteristically mild and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Addis Ababa for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the summer in Addis Ababa and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (67°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 281mm 11 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Addis Ababa weather in August »

September

Addis Ababa September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 177mm 7.5hrs 13hrs

Addis Ababa's weather in September is typically mild and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Addis Ababa for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the fall / autumn in Addis Ababa and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 9°C (47°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 177mm 6.9 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Addis Ababa October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
19°C 44mm 8.2hrs 13.3hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Addis Ababa and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Addis Ababa, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

October is in the fall / autumn in Addis Ababa and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Addis Ababa November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
19°C 13mm 9.2hrs 12.4hrs

November in Addis Ababa is generally dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Addis Ababa, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

November is in the fall / autumn in Addis Ababa and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 13mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Addis Ababa weather in November »

December

Addis Ababa December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
19°C 11mm 10.1hrs 12.6hrs

December in Addis Ababa is generally dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Addis Ababa, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

December is in the winter in Addis Ababa and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 5°C (40°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Addis Ababa with around 11mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Addis Ababa weather in December »

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Addis Ababa weather stats

Addis Ababa weather statistics
Hottest month: May 23°C 73.4°F
Driest month: December 11mm 0.4ins
Sunniest month: December 10.1hrs
Coldest month: December 20.9°C 69.6°F
Wettest month: August 281mm 11.1ins
Warmest sea: September 29.7°C 85.5°F
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