The best times to visit Bahar Dar for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 6th

or

October 15th to December 2nd

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

 

 


Other Bahar Dar Travel Info

Weather in Bahar Dar

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bahar Dar vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 79th 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 Bahar Dar, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60°F (15.6°C) at night.

Bahar Dar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bahar Dar Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Bahar Dar Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bahar Dar Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bahar Dar 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 77.8 68.3 47.4
Feb 81.6 71.6 49.5
Mar 83 74.4 56.2
Apr 84 75.4 58.3
May 82.2 74.4 59.5
Jun 78.8 71.7 58.6
Jul 74.1 67.8 57
Aug 73.7 67.4 56.7
Sep 75.9 68.8 55.7
Oct 77.4 70.1 56.9
Nov 78.2 69.8 51.7
Dec 77.8 68.3 46.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.4 20.2 8.6
Feb 27.6 22 9.7
Mar 28.3 23.6 13.4
Apr 28.9 24.1 14.6
May 27.9 23.6 15.3
Jun 26 22.1 14.8
Jul 23.4 19.9 13.9
Aug 23.2 19.7 13.7
Sep 24.4 20.4 13.2
Oct 25.2 21.2 13.8
Nov 25.7 21 10.9
Dec 25.4 20.2 8.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bahar Dar are January, February, and then December. 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 mid July with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Bahar Dar? 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 Bahar Dar.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 7% 0 0.8
Apr 7% 0 0.8
May 20% 0 2.6
Jun 31% 0 5.1
Jul 72% 0 15.3
Aug 72% 0 13.6
Sep 41% 0 5.9
Oct 25% 0 3.8
Nov 6% 0 0.6
Dec 1% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 7 0 2
Apr 7 0 2
May 20 0 6.6
Jun 31 0 13
Jul 72 0 38.9
Aug 72 0 34.5
Sep 41 0 15
Oct 25 0 9.7
Nov 6 0 1.5
Dec 1 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Bahar Dar has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (31.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72.3%).

Wind in Bahar Dar is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 3.6 knots (4.1 MPH or 6.6 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 6.1 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Feb 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Apr 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Jun 3.4 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Jul 3.3 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Aug 3.2 Barely noticeable 4.6 Light breeze
Sep 3.1 Barely noticeable 4.5 Light breeze
Oct 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Dec 3.4 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 40.9%
Feb 31.8%
Mar 31.1%
Apr 32%
May 44.5%
Jun 56.3%
Jul 70.4%
Aug 72.3%
Sep 66.3%
Oct 57%
Nov 47.4%
Dec 41.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bahar Dar?

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 Bahar Dar, Ethiopia 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 Bahar Dar 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

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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 60.1 in August means 60.1% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Bahar Dar Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 6 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 22 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Bahar Dar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 12 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 perfect this time of year in Bahar Dar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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