The best times to visit Arsi for ideal weather are

May 14th to July 22nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Arsi Travel Info

Weather in Arsi


Average temperatures in Arsi vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 65th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Arsi, the hottest months are June, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 73.8°F (23.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.1°F (9.5°C) at night.

Arsi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Arsi Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Arsi Perceived Temperature (F)


Arsi Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Arsi Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 71.4 62.1 44.1
Feb 72.9 63.9 45.1
Mar 73.3 64 47.5
Apr 70.5 62.5 49.6
May 70.5 63.3 50.2
Jun 72.2 64.2 50.1
Jul 70.6 62.3 49.6
Aug 69.4 60.8 49.1
Sep 67.9 60.3 49.4
Oct 66.6 59.6 48.2
Nov 67 60 45.6
Dec 69.5 60.8 43.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.9 16.7 6.7
Feb 22.7 17.7 7.3
Mar 22.9 17.8 8.6
Apr 21.4 16.9 9.8
May 21.4 17.4 10.1
Jun 22.3 17.9 10.1
Jul 21.4 16.8 9.8
Aug 20.8 16 9.5
Sep 19.9 15.7 9.7
Oct 19.2 15.3 9
Nov 19.4 15.6 7.6
Dec 20.8 16 6.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Arsi are December, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.

When can you find snow in Arsi? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Arsi.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Arsi (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.5
Feb 3% 0 0.5
Mar 18% 0 3.3
Apr 40% 0 5.5
May 38% 0 5.2
Jun 16% 0 1.6
Jul 32% 0 4.9
Aug 39% 0 6.4
Sep 44% 0 3.7
Oct 31% 0 3
Nov 19% 0 2.7
Dec 3% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1.3
Feb 3 0 1.3
Mar 18 0 8.4
Apr 40 0 14
May 38 0 13.2
Jun 16 0 4.1
Jul 32 0 12.4
Aug 39 0 16.3
Sep 44 0 9.4
Oct 31 0 7.6
Nov 19 0 6.9
Dec 3 0 0.5


Humidity and Wind

Arsi has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (33.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.8%).

Wind in Arsi is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and June. February’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Arsi.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.7 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 35.8%
Feb 33.5%
Mar 39.9%
Apr 54.2%
May 57.2%
Jun 51.4%
Jul 59.2%
Aug 65.2%
Sep 66.8%
Oct 64.2%
Nov 55.6%
Dec 42.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Arsi?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Ethiopia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Arsi, Ethiopia is November, followed by June and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Arsi in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81 in December means 81% of the tourists vs. November.



Overall Arsi Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 73.8°F (23.2°C) and 68.8°F (20.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 6 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Arsi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 13 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Arsi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73.7°F (23.2°C) and 68.5°F (20.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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