The best times to visit Awassa for ideal weather are

April 9th to March 25th

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

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Awassa Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Awassa


    Average temperatures in Awassa vary barely at all and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 45 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Awassa, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 86.3°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.6°F (12.6°C) at night.

    Awassa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Awassa 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.

    Awassa Perceived Temperature (F)


    Awassa Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Awassa 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 82.6 71.2 53.6
    Feb 84.7 72.9 55.8
    Mar 85.8 73.6 55.7
    Apr 83.3 71.7 57.4
    May 79.9 70.8 58.8
    Jun 78 70.1 59
    Jul 75.5 67.9 59.1
    Aug 76.5 68.1 58.8
    Sep 77 67.9 58.1
    Oct 79.2 69.8 56
    Nov 81.5 71.5 53.5
    Dec 81.4 70.4 52.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 28.1 21.8 12
    Feb 29.3 22.7 13.2
    Mar 29.9 23.1 13.2
    Apr 28.5 22.1 14.1
    May 26.6 21.6 14.9
    Jun 25.6 21.2 15
    Jul 24.2 19.9 15.1
    Aug 24.7 20.1 14.9
    Sep 25 19.9 14.5
    Oct 26.2 21 13.3
    Nov 27.5 21.9 11.9
    Dec 27.4 21.3 11.5

    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 Awassa.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 8.6 0 0.03
    Feb 21.4 0 0.03
    Mar 28.6 0 0.04
    Apr 48.6 0 0.1
    May 57.1 0 0.18
    Jun 45.7 0 0.11
    Jul 50 0 0.15
    Aug 60 0 0.16
    Sep 65.7 0 0.18
    Oct 37.1 0 0.07
    Nov 21.4 0 0.05
    Dec 11.4 0 0.02

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 8.6 0 0.08
    Feb 21.4 0 0.08
    Mar 28.6 0 0.1
    Apr 48.6 0 0.25
    May 57.1 0 0.46
    Jun 45.7 0 0.28
    Jul 50 0 0.38
    Aug 60 0 0.41
    Sep 65.7 0 0.46
    Oct 37.1 0 0.18
    Nov 21.4 0 0.13
    Dec 11.4 0 0.05


    Humidity and Wind

    Awassa has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is March (36.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (67.3%).

    Wind in Awassa is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.3 MPH or 6.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early November where average top sustained speeds reach 7.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 2.8 light air 5.2 a light breeze
    Feb 3.1 light air 5.6 a light breeze
    Mar 2.9 light air 5.4 a light breeze
    Apr 2.9 light air 5.7 a light breeze
    May 3.2 light air 6 a light breeze
    Jun 3.7 light air 6.5 a light breeze
    Jul 3.4 light air 6.1 a light breeze
    Aug 3.1 light air 5.6 a light breeze
    Sep 3 light air 6.1 a light breeze
    Oct 2.3 light air 5 a light breeze
    Nov 2.7 light air 5.2 a light breeze
    Dec 2.9 light air 5.4 a light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 39.8
    Feb 38.3
    Mar 36.7
    Apr 53.6
    May 61.6
    Jun 60.7
    Jul 64.5
    Aug 65.2
    Sep 67.3
    Oct 54.9
    Nov 43.2
    Dec 39.8


    Is it Safe to Travel to Awassa?

    As of 6/27/2017 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.

    Overall Awassa Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 78.7°F (25.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Awassa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 82.4°F (28°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Awassa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 80.6°F (27°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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