The best times to visit Debre Zeyit for ideal weather are

January 15th to April 22nd

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



Other Debre Zeyit Travel Info

Weather in Debre Zeyit


Average temperatures in Debre Zeyit 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 Debre Zeyit, the hottest months are May, April, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 84.7°F (29.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.5°F (13.6°C) at night.

Debre Zeyit Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Debre Zeyit 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.

Debre Zeyit Perceived Temperature (F)


Debre Zeyit Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Debre Zeyit 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 79.5 66.3 47.8
Feb 82 68.9 50.2
Mar 83.2 70.6 53.5
Apr 83.4 70.9 55.3
May 83.6 71.5 55.7
Jun 82.2 69.7 55.1
Jul 74.9 66.2 56.4
Aug 74.7 65.6 56.2
Sep 77.2 66.2 54.1
Oct 79.1 65.7 47.9
Nov 78.4 64.5 46.4
Dec 77.6 64.2 46.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.4 19.1 8.8
Feb 27.8 20.5 10.1
Mar 28.4 21.4 11.9
Apr 28.6 21.6 12.9
May 28.7 21.9 13.2
Jun 27.9 20.9 12.8
Jul 23.8 19 13.6
Aug 23.7 18.7 13.4
Sep 25.1 19 12.3
Oct 26.2 18.7 8.8
Nov 25.8 18.1 8
Dec 25.3 17.9 7.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Debre Zeyit are December, February, and then October. 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 late July with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Debre Zeyit? 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 Debre Zeyit.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.2
Feb 2% 0 0.2
Mar 5% 0 0.4
Apr 12% 0 1.7
May 17% 0 1.7
Jun 25% 0 3.1
Jul 49% 0 7.5
Aug 51% 0 9
Sep 32% 0 4.2
Oct 2% 0 0.5
Nov 4% 0 0.5
Dec 1% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.5
Feb 2 0 0.5
Mar 5 0 1
Apr 12 0 4.3
May 17 0 4.3
Jun 25 0 7.9
Jul 49 0 19.1
Aug 51 0 22.9
Sep 32 0 10.7
Oct 2 0 1.3
Nov 4 0 1.3
Dec 1 0 0.5


Humidity and Wind

Debre Zeyit has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (28.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (70.5%).

Wind in Debre Zeyit is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.8 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.3 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.8 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.8 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.7 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 37%
Feb 30.3%
Mar 28.5%
Apr 38.1%
May 41.8%
Jun 49.5%
Jul 67.5%
Aug 70.5%
Sep 63.6%
Oct 40.6%
Nov 37.7%
Dec 36.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Debre Zeyit?

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 Debre Zeyit, 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 Debre Zeyit 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 Debre Zeyit Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Debre Zeyit, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 10 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 perfect this time of year in Debre Zeyit to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83°F (28.3°C) and 77.3°F (25.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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