The best times to visit Asmara for ideal weather are
February 26th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Asmara Travel Guide
Other Asmara Travel Info
Weather in Asmara
Average temperatures in Asmara vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 87th 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 Asmara, the hottest months are March, February, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 77.9°F (25.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.5°F (13.1°C) at night.
Asmara Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Asmara Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Asmara Perceived Temperature (F)
Asmara Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Asmara 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Asmara are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Asmara? 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 Asmara.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Asmara (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Asmara has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (29.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (80.5%).
Wind in Asmara is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by June and May. October’s average wind speed of around 8.5 knots (9.8 MPH or 15.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early October where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Asmara.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.1||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.1||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|May||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.8||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.5||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Asmara?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Eritrea; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Asmara, Eritrea is January, followed by November and December. 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 Asmara in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Asmara Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 69°F (20.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Asmara, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 73.5°F (23.1°C) and 68.4°F (20.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Asmara to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 69.4°F (20.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.