The best times to visit Gamo Gofa for ideal weather are

June 11th to August 26th

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

 

 


Other Gamo Gofa Travel Info

Weather in Gamo Gofa

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gamo Gofa vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Gamo Gofa, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.9°F (18.8°C) at night.

Gamo Gofa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gamo Gofa 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.

Gamo Gofa Perceived Temperature (F)

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Gamo Gofa Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gamo Gofa 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 88.3 78.6 61.1
Feb 90.7 81 63
Mar 91.2 81.8 65.4
Apr 87.8 79.3 65.1
May 83.6 76.9 65.3
Jun 81.2 75.2 64.6
Jul 81 74.8 64.2
Aug 83 76.1 64.2
Sep 84.1 76.5 64.6
Oct 84.1 76.1 63.8
Nov 85.6 76.7 61.2
Dec 86.1 76.9 59.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.3 25.9 16.2
Feb 32.6 27.2 17.2
Mar 32.9 27.7 18.6
Apr 31 26.3 18.4
May 28.7 24.9 18.5
Jun 27.3 24 18.1
Jul 27.2 23.8 17.9
Aug 28.3 24.5 17.9
Sep 28.9 24.7 18.1
Oct 28.9 24.5 17.7
Nov 29.8 24.8 16.2
Dec 30.1 24.9 15.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gamo Gofa are December, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Gamo Gofa? 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 Gamo Gofa.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gamo Gofa (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 7% 0 0.9
Feb 8% 0 0.8
Mar 15% 0 3.5
Apr 25% 0 4.6
May 39% 0 6.6
Jun 22% 0 4
Jul 13% 0 1.4
Aug 13% 0 3
Sep 28% 0 3.8
Oct 30% 0 4.8
Nov 19% 0 3.3
Dec 3% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 2.3
Feb 8 0 2
Mar 15 0 8.9
Apr 25 0 11.7
May 39 0 16.8
Jun 22 0 10.2
Jul 13 0 3.6
Aug 13 0 7.6
Sep 28 0 9.7
Oct 30 0 12.2
Nov 19 0 8.4
Dec 3 0 2.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Gamo Gofa has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (31.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (58.1%).

Wind in Gamo Gofa is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’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 mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 7.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.6 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Feb 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Mar 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Apr 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
May 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Sep 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Oct 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Nov 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Dec 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 35.4%
Feb 31.5%
Mar 32.9%
Apr 47.4%
May 58%
Jun 58.1%
Jul 52.8%
Aug 47.9%
Sep 52.4%
Oct 55.8%
Nov 49%
Dec 40.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gamo Gofa?

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 Gamo Gofa, 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 Gamo Gofa 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

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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 81 in December means 81% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Gamo Gofa Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 82.2°F (27.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 12 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Gamo Gofa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 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 Gamo Gofa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 86°F (30°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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