The best times to visit Eritrea 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.

 

 


Other Eritrea Travel Info

Weather in Eritrea

Temperature

Average temperatures in Eritrea 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 Eritrea, 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.

Eritrea Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Eritrea 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.

Eritrea Perceived Temperature (F)

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Eritrea Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Eritrea 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 71.4 59 43.7
Feb 74 63 47.6
Mar 75.3 63.9 50.9
Apr 72.3 61.2 53.8
May 73.4 61.5 52.9
Jun 73.5 62.3 54.2
Jul 68.9 59.9 53.8
Aug 69.5 60.7 55.5
Sep 71.7 61.4 51.2
Oct 69.3 60.2 48.7
Nov 69.9 59.1 46.5
Dec 70.3 58.8 44.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.9 15 6.5
Feb 23.3 17.2 8.7
Mar 24.1 17.7 10.5
Apr 22.4 16.2 12.1
May 23 16.4 11.6
Jun 23.1 16.8 12.3
Jul 20.5 15.5 12.1
Aug 20.8 15.9 13.1
Sep 22.1 16.3 10.7
Oct 20.7 15.7 9.3
Nov 21.1 15.1 8.1
Dec 21.3 14.9 6.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Eritrea 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 Eritrea? 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 Eritrea.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Eritrea (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 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 9% 0 1.2
Aug 4% 0 0.7
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 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 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 9 0 3
Aug 4 0 1.8
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Eritrea 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 Eritrea 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 Eritrea.

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 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
Jan 46.6%
Feb 29.8%
Mar 34.3%
Apr 52.9%
May 53.6%
Jun 54.4%
Jul 74.4%
Aug 80.5%
Sep 57.5%
Oct 53.1%
Nov 57.3%
Dec 45.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Eritrea?

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 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 Eritrea 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 Eritrea 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 Eritrea, 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 Eritrea 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.

 

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