The best times to visit Djibouti for ideal weather are

September 24th to August 12th

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

 

 


Other Djibouti Travel Info

Weather in Djibouti

Temperature

Average temperatures in Djibouti vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Djibouti, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 105.4°F (40.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 88.2°F (31.2°C) at night.

Djibouti Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Djibouti 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.

Djibouti Perceived Temperature (F)

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Djibouti Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Djibouti 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 84.7 77.4 70
Feb 85.7 78.5 71.7
Mar 87.6 80.5 73.6
Apr 92.4 84.8 78.7
May 97.4 89.3 81.8
Jun 104.4 95.1 87.3
Jul 103.5 94.1 85.7
Aug 103.2 91.8 83.2
Sep 97.9 89.7 83.5
Oct 92.6 85.5 78.5
Nov 89 81.6 74.2
Dec 85.5 77.9 70.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.3 25.2 21.1
Feb 29.8 25.8 22.1
Mar 30.9 26.9 23.1
Apr 33.6 29.3 25.9
May 36.3 31.8 27.7
Jun 40.2 35.1 30.7
Jul 39.7 34.5 29.8
Aug 39.6 33.2 28.4
Sep 36.6 32.1 28.6
Oct 33.7 29.7 25.8
Nov 31.7 27.6 23.4
Dec 29.7 25.5 21.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Djibouti are March, November, and then May. 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 August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Djibouti? 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 Djibouti.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Djibouti (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 2% 0 0.1
Feb 2% 0 0.3
Mar 0% 0 0.3
Apr 1% 0 0
May 1% 0 0.2
Jun 1% 0 0.2
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 31% 0 10.9
Sep 4% 0 0.6
Oct 1% 0 0.2
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 1% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.3
Feb 2 0 0.8
Mar 0 0 0.8
Apr 1 0 0
May 1 0 0.5
Jun 1 0 0.5
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 31 0 27.7
Sep 4 0 1.5
Oct 1 0 0.5
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 1 0 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Djibouti has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (27.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (55.1%).

Wind in Djibouti is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by July and August. April’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.7 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.5 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.5 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 11.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.5%
Feb 54.2%
Mar 55.1%
Apr 53.3%
May 46.1%
Jun 27.8%
Jul 28%
Aug 35.6%
Sep 45.8%
Oct 47.8%
Nov 49.7%
Dec 52%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Djibouti?

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 Djibouti; 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Djibouti 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 Djibouti 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 Djibouti Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 99.5°F (37.5°C) and 85.1°F (29.5°C) with warmer 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Djibouti, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 100.8°F (38.2°C) and 86°F (30°C), which will feel very nice 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 perfect this time of year in Djibouti to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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