The climate of Djibouti
Djibouti is a country located in the eastern part of the African
continent on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti is bordered
by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Djibouti has a warm desert
climate, type BWh according to the Köppen climate classification.
The weather is characterized by warm and dry days. The capital
Djibouti City only gets 131 millimeters of annual precipitation,
divided over 22 days. This means about 95% of all days go by without
precipitation. However, from September until May humidity figures
are high. This, in combination with high temperatures may cause a
very muggy feel. During the summer average humidity figures are
slightly lower, between 50-60%. However, during the summer
temperatures are extremely high.
Climate information of places and areas in Djibouti
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Summers are extremely hot in Djibouti. During the hottest months July
and August average temperatures are just above 40 degrees Celsius
(104 degrees Fahrenheit). From May until September daytime
temperatures may rise above 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees
Fahrenheit). The temperature of the water in most pools is also
above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), so this doesn’t
offer much cooling either. The temperature of the sea is about 30
degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures may remain
extremely high until the end of October. From November temperatures
drop to a more bearable 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
Although it hardly ever rains in Djibouti skies may still be cloudy.
With 3,228 hours of annual sunshine Djibouti is among the sunniest
countries on earth. However, during some months including June and
July statistics show the sun is tempered by overcast skies.
Throughout Djibouti several climate figures and temperatures can
be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Djibouti City and
cannot be seen as an average for this country. For climate figures
for other places and regions in Djibouti please, visit the
individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra
climate information per month. The figures below apply to the
capital Djibouti City. For climate figures on specific regions and
places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.
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