Climate and Average Weather in Somalia

Somalia has hot, dry weather year-round, except at the higher elevations in the north. Somalia has two rainy seasons: the Gu (April to June) and the Dayr (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. The coastal region in the south around Mogadishu and Kismaayo has an additional rainy season, the Xagaaye (July to August), in which isolated rain showers occur.

Winter is the best time to visit Somalia, so from November to March you will experience the best weather. During this period you avoid the summer heat, where it easily gets 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher on the north coast. You also avoid the monsoon period.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
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. 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 Somalia

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