The best times to visit Gondar for ideal weather are

October 22nd to March 25th

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

 

 


Other Gondar Travel Info

Weather in Gondar

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gondar vary 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 86th 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 Gondar, the hottest months are April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.5°F (16.9°C) at night.

Gondar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gondar 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.

Gondar Perceived Temperature (F)

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Gondar Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gondar 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 80.8 71.5 53.9
Feb 83.7 75 58.3
Mar 84.3 75.7 60.2
Apr 84.1 76 60.9
May 81.2 74.2 61.3
Jun 77 70.3 59.2
Jul 72.2 66.6 57.7
Aug 72.6 66.7 56.9
Sep 75.4 68.2 56.3
Oct 78 70 54.9
Nov 80 71.3 55.2
Dec 79.9 70.5 52.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.1 21.9 12.2
Feb 28.7 23.9 14.6
Mar 29.1 24.3 15.7
Apr 28.9 24.4 16.1
May 27.3 23.4 16.3
Jun 25 21.3 15.1
Jul 22.3 19.2 14.3
Aug 22.6 19.3 13.8
Sep 24.1 20.1 13.5
Oct 25.6 21.1 12.7
Nov 26.7 21.8 12.9
Dec 26.6 21.4 11.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gondar are December, January, and then November. 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 August with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Gondar? 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 Gondar.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gondar (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 1% 0 0.2
Feb 4% 0 0.2
Mar 10% 0 1.5
Apr 12% 0 0.9
May 28% 0 4.4
Jun 41% 0 5.8
Jul 63% 0 10.4
Aug 66% 0 12.7
Sep 30% 0 4.1
Oct 15% 0 1.6
Nov 3% 0 0.5
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.5
Feb 4 0 0.5
Mar 10 0 3.8
Apr 12 0 2.3
May 28 0 11.2
Jun 41 0 14.7
Jul 63 0 26.4
Aug 66 0 32.3
Sep 30 0 10.4
Oct 15 0 4.1
Nov 3 0 1.3
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Gondar has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (21.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (71.1%).

Wind in Gondar is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and February. December’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.6 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.7 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.8 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.4 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.6 Light breeze 11.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 25.1%
Feb 21.4%
Mar 24.6%
Apr 26.4%
May 39.4%
Jun 56.4%
Jul 71.1%
Aug 70.1%
Sep 62.4%
Oct 46.2%
Nov 35.1%
Dec 27.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gondar?

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 Gondar, 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 Gondar 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 Gondar Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 78.3°F (25.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 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 12 to 20 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Gondar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 73.1°F (22.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 9 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 Gondar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 79.1°F (26.2°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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