Climate and monthly weather forecast
Adigrat, Ethiopia


The climate of Adigrat

Adigrat, Ethiopia lies under the Köppen climate classification BSk, characterized as mid-latitude steppe. Situated in a region where landscapes shift from rocky terrains to dry savannah, Adigrat’s climate is deserving of the description. Throughout the year, temperatures span a remarkably predictable range of mid 20s°C, tipping to a high of around 25.5°C (77.9°F) in June, and a low register of 20.1°C (68.2°F) in December.

Relative humidity figures offer some departure from this regularity, with a peak at 69% in August and a well-defined trough of 41% in June. Visibility remains consistent and clear at 10km (6.2mi) during most of the year. Variations from this norm are minor, with a slight dip to 9km (5.6mi) from July to August. Wind speeds present a model of consistency too, fluctuating mildly between a light breeze of 6.5km/h (4mph) in August to a moderate gale of 9.6km/h (6mph) in October.

Rainfall is where Adigrat's weather unveils its element of surprise. With a significant departure from the norm, rainfall skyrocketing to an impressive 373mm (14.69") in August, from a paltry 8mm (0.31") at the start and end of the year. Quite a contrast within the arid environ. Sunshine duration, understandably, sees a dip during July and August, swathed under cloud cover as high as 39%. Nonetheless, throughout the rest of the year, the sun is quite benevolent with its presence.

The best time to visit Adigrat

The finest period for exploring Adigrat is perhaps the months of November to March. During this time, temperatures are pleasantly mild, ranging from 20.1°C (68.2°F) to 24.7°C (76.5°F), combined with relative humidity at a comfortable lower end of the yearly spectrum. February promises the most sunshine with up to 11.7 hours a day, complemented by the highest number of sunshine days topping 23.4 in December.

The start and end of the year are equally notable for their minimal rainfall, offering single digit precipitation values. Travellers averse to precipitation could select these months for their exploratory ventures.

The worst time to visit Adigrat

Contrarily, those with a distaste for copious amounts of rainfall should steer clear of Adigrat from June to August. The amplitude of rainfall swells to its peak during these months, with a torrential 373mm (14.69") in August and a substantial 321mm (12.64") in July. Correspondingly, the number of rainy days also shoot up to 29.3 in these months.

It is worth noting that accompanied by the high rainfall, August, with its relative humidity as high as 69%, posits a compelling case for the least favourable month to visit, despite temperature still within the comfortable band of 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Spring weather in Adigrat

In spring, spanning from March to May, Adigrat experiences escalating temperatures from 23.7°C (74.7°F) to 24.7°C (76.5°F). Relative humidity sees a decline from 50% to 46%. Interestingly, spring also brings an increase in rainfall with May witnessing perhaps the first substantial showers of 90mm (3.54"). The wind displays a uniform escalation from 8.9km/h (5.5mph) to 8.5km/h (5.3mph).

Summer weather in Adigrat

June to August sees the extremes of Adigrat’s weather. Temperatures maintain a steady sail from 25.5°C (77.9°F) to 22.3°C (72.1°F), but rainfall and relative humidity spike in July and August. The sun gets partially eclipsed with cloud cover and rainfall causing a reduction in sunshine hours from 11.5 hours in June to 8.7 hours by August.

Autumn weather in Adigrat

Autumn in Adigrat, from September to November, is a gradual calming of weather conditions. Rainfall drops considerably from 74mm (2.91") in September to 36mm (1.42") in November. Sunshine hours also increase back to a pleasant 9 to 10 hours a day. Temperatures descend predictably from 23.8°C (74.8°F) in September to 20.9°C (69.6°F) in November.

Winter weather in Adigrat

Winter months in Adigrat, December to February, are characterized by relatively low humidity, negligible rainfall and pleasantly cool temperatures ranging from 21°C (69.8°F) to 22.6°C (72.7°F). This is complemented by the longest sunny days in December, registering at 23.4 days, and an increasing trend in daylight hours from 11.3 hours to 12.1 hours offering many opportunities to explore this Ethiopian gem.

Weather in January

January ushers in the new year with relatively mild temperatures fluctuating between 11.2°C (52.2°F) and 21°C (69.8°F), making Adigrat, Ethiopia quite pleasant for residents and visitors alike. It marks the transition from the colder months to a warmer climate. Weather in January »

Weather in February

With February, the city of Adigrat experiences a gradual increase in warmth in comparison to January. The month is characterized by slightly higher temperatures, marginally less humidity, and an increased UV index. Rainfall undergoes a significant surge from 8mm (0.31") to 18mm (0.71"), although still sustaining over roughly the same number of days as in January. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March indicates a noteworthy change in Adigrat's weather. From February to March, variations include a noticeable hike in rainfall which registers 52mm (2.05") over 14.1 days. This translates into more humid conditions for the city. Weather in March »

Weather in April

As April takes over, the rainfall augments considerably, registering at 91mm (3.58") over 16.6 days, marking the highest level of precipitation since the beginning of the year. It results in a further increase in humidity. Despite the frequency of rainfall, the weather remains warm and winds speed up a bit to around 9.3km/h (5.8mph). Weather in April »

Weather in May

The weather in May swings the pendulum towards drier conditions. Although the temperature retains its warmth from April to May, rainfall lessens slightly to 90mm (3.54") over 13 days, providing relief from the previously damp conditions. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June brings along the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. With temperatures ranging from 16.4°C (61.5°F) to 25.5°C (77.9°F), June is marked as the hottest month in Adigrat's calendar. Along with peak temperatures, June also brings in a reduced rainfall of 72mm (2.83"). Weather in June »

Weather in July

The progression into July witnesses a significant shift in the climatic pattern. July features surprisingly intense rainfall, counted at 321mm (12.64"), the highest rainfall volume of the year. With mushrooming clouds up to 39%, sunlight hours diminish, while humidity intensifies due to heavy precipitation. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August continues the trend of high rainfalls with 373mm (14.69") over 29.3 days, marking the climax of the rainy season. Weather becomes cooler and wind speed dissipates to a 6.5km/h (4mph) average pace. Contrary to the drier months, August brings more moisture to the air, transforming Adigrat into a lush and fertile landscape. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September sees a significant decrease in rainfall, down to 74mm (2.91") from a prodigious 373mm (14.69") in August. This change paves the way for a less cloudy, more temperate climate. As rainfall retreats, the amount of daylight increases, paving the way for an amazing blend of warmth, sunlight and occasional showers. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October brings a further dip in rainfall making it a fairly dry month. The weather in Adigrat during this month becomes less humid with decreasing precipitation and increased wind speed, averaging 9.6km/h (6mph). With October, begins the gradual transition from damp to dry, impacting the landscape as foliage starts to change. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November marks the advent of the dry season with only 36mm (1.42") of rainfall spread across the month. An even lower relative humidity makes it dryer than the preceding months. The wind retains its momentum from October paving the way for pleasant weather. Weather in November »

Weather in December

With only 8mm (0.31") of rain in December, Adigrat is relatively dry. The weather experiences another dip where temperatures strike a balance between 10.9°C (51.6°F) and 20.1°C (68.2°F), adding a slight chill to the air. Cloud cover decreases, letting more sunshine through maintaining pleasant daytime temperatures. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the driest month in Adigrat?

The months with the least rainfall are January and December Rain falls for 6.7 days and accumulates 8mm (0.31") of rain.

How many days does it rain in Adigrat?

Throughout the year, there are 164.3 rainfall days, and 1183mm (46.57") of precipitation is accumulated.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Adigrat?

April and May, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Adigrat, Ethiopia.

What month has the most sunshine in Adigrat?

May has the most sunshine of the year in Adigrat, Ethiopia, with an average of 11.7h of sunshine.

What time of the year is the hottest in Adigrat?

Adigrat's temperatures peak on average in June, reaching 25.5°C (77.9°F) at their highest and 16.4°C (61.5°F) at their lowest.

What is the least humid month in Adigrat?

June is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 41%.

When are the longest days in Adigrat?

With an average of 13h and 0min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year.

When is the lowest UV index in Adigrat?

July is the month with the lowest UV index in Adigrat, Ethiopia, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the most humid month in Adigrat?

August is the most humid month in Adigrat, with an average relative humidity of 69%.

What is the rainiest month in Adigrat?

August is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 29.3 days and accumulates 373mm (14.69") of precipitation.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Adigrat?

November has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7.5h of sunshine.

What is the coldest month in Adigrat?

December, recording an average high temperature of 20.1°C (68.2°F) and a low temperature of 10.9°C (51.6°F), is Adigrat's coldest month.

What is the month with the shortest days in Adigrat?

The month with the shortest days in Adigrat is December, with an average of 11h and 18min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Adigrat?

Adigrat, Ethiopia, does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). EAT timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average temperature - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (25.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (20.1°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (16.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (10.9°C).


Average pressure
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average pressure - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and December (1014.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is July (1009.3mbar).


Average wind speed
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average wind speed - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (9.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.5km/h).


Average rainfall
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average rainfall - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (373mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and December (8mm).


Average rainfall days
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average rainfall days - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (29.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (5.7 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 18min).

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 7h and 30min).


Average sunshine days
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average sunshine days - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The month with the most sunshine days is December (23.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (0.9 days).


Average visibility
Adigrat, Ethiopia

Average visibility - Adigrat, Ethiopia

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are July and August (9km).


Adigrat, Ethiopia

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