Eritrea
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Eritrea

To go to Eritrea, the best time to visit is January through June and September through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. In Eritrea, June is the warmest month with 31°C and the most cold month is 23°C in December.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Eritrea per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Eritrea by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 24 26 27 29 30 31 29 28 30 27 25 23
Precipitation (mm) 9 16 35 41 34 30 111 101 24 36 38 8

Weather data from: Asmara




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Climate Eritrea

Eritrea has a semi-arid climate. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Eritrea is 27° degrees and there is about 483 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 185 days a year with an average humidity of 51% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate Eritrea by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 26 27 29 30 31 29 28 30 27 25 23
Night temp. (°C) 14 15 17 19 20 21 21 21 19 17 16 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 16 35 41 34 30 111 101 24 36 38 8
Days with rain 5 5 12 13 9 9 26 24 8 7 8 6
Dry days 26 23 19 17 22 21 5 7 22 24 22 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 12 12 10 10 10 9 7 8
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5

Weather data from: Asmara


Eritrea weather by month

What is the average Eritrea weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Eritrea weather

The weather for Eritrea over the next 14 days will be 15°C till 20° with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Eritrea is based on the weather in Asmara.

5-day weather forecast Eritrea

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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18°C
11°C
0 mm
3 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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18°C
10°C
0.1 mm
3 m/s
Friday
9 december
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17°C
11°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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15°C
10°C
0.2 mm
3 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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17°C
10°C
0.1 mm
2 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Eritrea


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Eritrea?

Eritrea lies in a straight line about 8,666 km from Philippines (Manila → Asmara).

How long is the flight to Eritrea?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Eritrea is approximately 12 hours.

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What are the largest airports in Eritrea?

These are the largest airports in Eritrea:

  • Asmara International Airport (ASM) in Asmara
  • Massawa International Airport (MSW) in Massawa
  • Assab International Airport (ASA)

How many inhabitants does Eritrea have?

Eritrea has 5,068,831 inhabitants.

How big is Eritrea?

The surface area of Eritrea is 121,320 km². It is 2,5x smaller than Philippines.

What is the capital of Eritrea?

The capital of Eritrea is Asmara.

What is the currency of Eritrea?

In Eritrea, the Eritrean nakfa (ERN) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2022

  • 1 Philippine piso = 0.31 Eritrean nakfa
  • 1 Eritrean nakfa = 3.22 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 31.06 Eritrean nakfa
  • 100 Eritrean nakfa = 321.94 Philippine piso

What is the area code of Eritrea?

The area code to call Eritrea is +291.