Asmara weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Asmara

The best time to visit in Asmara in Eritrea is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Asmara is 31°C in June and the lowest is 23°C in December.

Asmara has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Asmara or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Asmara 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

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14 day weather forecast Asmara

The weather for in Asmara will be 26° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 11
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
3.1 mm 50% 2 m/s 5
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
4.9 mm 60% 2 m/s 9
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 10
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
16°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4

Climate Asmara

Asmara has the semi-arid climate prevailing. 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 Asmara 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 table of Asmara

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

Asmara weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Asmara? 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Asmara?

Asmara is located in Eritrea. It lies in a straight line at 8,752 km from Manila.

The coordinates of Asmara are:

  • Latitude: 15.338046
  • Longitude: 38.93184

The GPS coordinates are 15° 20' N, 38° 55' E

How long is the flight to Asmara?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Asmara is approximately 12 h. 10 min.

What are the nearest airports to Asmara?

These are the airports closests to Asmara:

  • Asmara International Airport (6 km) – Asmara
  • Massawa International Airport (60 km) – Massawa
  • Kassala Airport (279 km) – Kassala

How many inhabitants are there in Asmara?

Asmara has approximately 620,802 inhabitants.

How big is Asmara?

The area of Asmara is around 484 km².

What is the currency of Asmara?

In Asmara the Eritrean nakfa (ERN) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 September 2021

  • 1 Eritrean nakfa = 0.31 Philippine piso
  • 1 Philippine piso = 3.22 Eritrean nakfa
  • 10 Eritrean nakfa = 3.11 Philippine piso
  • 10 Philippine piso = 32.19 Eritrean nakfa
  • 100 Eritrean nakfa = 31.06 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 321.94 Eritrean nakfa

What is the area code of Asmara?

The area code to call Asmara is +291.