The best times to visit Yemen for ideal weather are

November 12th to March 11th

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

 

 


Other Yemen Travel Info

Weather in Yemen

Temperature

Average temperatures in Yemen vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th 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 Yemen, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.

Yemen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Yemen 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.

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Yemen Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Yemen 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 77.5 70.6 59.5
Feb 80 72.9 60.9
Mar 83.2 76.3 64.3
Apr 86.2 79.7 68.9
May 89.9 83.7 73.2
Jun 92.7 86.5 76.7
Jul 91.2 85 74.8
Aug 90.6 84.5 75.3
Sep 89.5 83.3 72.5
Oct 85.2 78.5 66.2
Nov 81.8 74.9 63.2
Dec 78.5 71.3 59.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.3 21.4 15.3
Feb 26.7 22.7 16.1
Mar 28.4 24.6 17.9
Apr 30.1 26.5 20.5
May 32.2 28.7 22.9
Jun 33.7 30.3 24.8
Jul 32.9 29.4 23.8
Aug 32.6 29.2 24.1
Sep 31.9 28.5 22.5
Oct 29.6 25.8 19
Nov 27.7 23.8 17.3
Dec 25.8 21.8 15.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Yemen 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 late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th 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 0 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Yemen? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around September, especially close to early to mid September. The best time to ski (if at all) in Yemen is often around around September 10th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Yemen.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yemen (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% 3.9 0.1
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0.1
Apr 2% 0 0.4
May 1% 0 0.2
Jun 1% 0 0.6
Jul 2% 0 0.8
Aug 3% 0 0.7
Sep 1% 41.3 0.1
Oct 1% 0 0.1
Nov 1% 17.7 0.1
Dec 0% 4.7 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 9.9 0.3
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0.3
Apr 2 0 1
May 1 0 0.5
Jun 1 0 1.5
Jul 2 0 2
Aug 3 0 1.8
Sep 1 104.9 0.3
Oct 1 0 0.3
Nov 1 45 0.3
Dec 0 11.9 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Yemen has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (39.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (47.5%).

Wind in Yemen is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by March and August. July’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7 Gentle breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Apr 6.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 6.5 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jun 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 7.9 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Aug 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 44%
Feb 43.3%
Mar 41.1%
Apr 45.2%
May 43.6%
Jun 42.4%
Jul 44.3%
Aug 47.5%
Sep 43.4%
Oct 39.6%
Nov 41.8%
Dec 41.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Yemen?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are very strong travel warnings for Yemen; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 03, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

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

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 82.2°F (27.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Yemen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 79.2°F (26.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Yemen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 77.1°F (25.1°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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