Climate and Average Weather in Djibouti

Djibouti lies in Northeast Africa on the Gulf of Aden at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The country is mainly a stony semi desert, with scattered plateaus and highlands. The warm desert climate in Djibouti is hot and humid year round.

The weather in Djibouti is also characterized by drought. In the capital Djibouti City, for example, only an average of 131 millimeters (5.15 inch) of rainfall falls, which is spread over only 22 days of precipitation. This means that on average almost 95% of all days don't have any any precipitation.

What is the best time to visit Djibouti? We suggest the period November to March. From April onward, the temperature will skyrocket. In the hottest months July and August, afternoon temperatures of forty degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) or more are normal. Even the sea hardly cools during this period, because the sea water is also warm with 30 degrees Celsius (86° F). So the summer months are intensely warm.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Djibouti

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