Climate and Average Weather in Somalia

Somalia is known for its hot and dry climate all year round, except for the higher elevations in the north. The country experiences two rainy seasons: the Gu from April to June and the Dayr from October to November. Droughts usually occur every two to three years in the Dayr and every eight to ten years in both the Dayr and the Gu. Additionally, the southern coastal regions around Mogadishu and Kismaayo have an extra rainy season, the Xagaaye, from July to August.

It's important to note that Somalia has security concerns due to ongoing conflicts and terrorism, particularly in the southern and central regions of the country. It's advisable to check for travel warnings and security updates before planning a trip to Somalia.

If you do plan to visit, the best time to go is during the winter season, from November to March, when the weather is mild and comfortable. Avoid the summer heat, where temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher on the north coast, as well as the monsoon season.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Somalia?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Somalia

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