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The climate of Djibouti: when to go to Djibouti

The climate of Djibouti is desert climate, arid with low rainfall and high temperatures throughout the year. The high temperatures and dryness are the two main characteristics of the climate of Djibouti.

From the climatic point of view there are two seasons: a very hot season between May and October, with average maximum temperatures between 33 ° C and 42 ° C and average minimum temperatures ranging between 26 ° C and 31 ° C, during this time can also blow the hamsin (khamsin), a hot and dusty wind that blows from the north and causes sudden elevations, up to 10 ° C in temperature.

The second season, which lasts from November to April, has always elevated temperatures, but cooler, because in this period the average maximum temperatures vary between 28 ° C and 31 ° C and the average minimum temperatures vary between 21 ° C and 25 ° C, during this time Djibouti have a high humidity that makes it seem higher temperatures than they are.

The rare rains fall just between November and May, but in total in a year Djibouti have only 160 mm of precipitation. Only the higher areas of the country have cooler temperatures, particularly the region of Arta mountains is known for its mild climate.

The sea water temperature varies between 28 ° C in January and 34 ° C in August.


The best time for a trip to Djibouti are the relatively cooler months between November and April.


DJIBOUTI (5 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 21,5 28,7 10,0  3
February 22,5 29,0 18,8  2
March 23,8 30,2 20,3  2
April 25,4 32,0 28,9  1
May 27,0 34,9 16,7  1
June 29,3 39,0 0,1  0
July 31,1 41,7 6,2  1
August 30,6 41,2 5,6  1
September 28,9 37,2 3,1  1
October 25,6 33,1 20,2  1
November 23,1 30,8 22,4  2
December 21,6 29,3 11,2  2
YEAR 25,9 33,9 163,5  17

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