Ethiopia weather in March

Planning a getaway to Ethiopia this March and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Ethiopia in March?

In March, Ethiopia experiences a range of weather conditions, with temperatures that range from pleasant to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from almost none to heavy.

During the day the temperature is pleasant in Goba at 20°C and very warm in Adama at 31°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 16°C in Adama and 9°C in Goba. In Ethiopia, March typically stands out as the hottest month of the year. If you're planning a visit during this time, it would be wise to come prepared. Packing light and breathable summer cloths will ensure you stay comfortable throughout your stay.

In March, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Assab with an average of 4.3 mm to heavy rainfall in Sanetti Plateau with 231 mm. The days are mostly sunny, with an average total of around 248 hours of sunshine in Addis Ababa. The sunlight during this month doesn't just make the days brighter, it also seems to make everyone a bit more cheerful.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Ethiopia in March, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Ethiopia climate page.

Where to go in Ethiopia in March

Find the average weather conditions in March for the most popular destinations in Ethiopia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Ethiopia

What is the weather like in March for the 5 most popular destinations in Ethiopia?

Average weather in Addis Ababa

In March Addis Ababa generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Addis Ababa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
25°C 
10°C 
238 hours 
23 mm 
5 days 
26°C 
12°C 
248 hours 
67 mm 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
25°C 
12°C 
213 hours 
142 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Addis Ababa

Average weather in Bahir Dar

In March Bahir Dar generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Bahir Dar
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
28°C 
16°C 
4.8 mm 
3 days 
29°C 
17°C 
16 mm 
4 days 
April   >> April
>>  
29°C 
18°C 
29 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Bahir Dar

Average weather in Gonder

In March Gonder generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Gonder
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C 
13°C 
6.4 mm 
3 days 
30°C 
15°C 
23 mm 
4 days 
April   >> April
>>  
30°C 
16°C 
40 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Gonder

Average weather in Debre Zeyit

In March Debre Zeyit generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Debre Zeyit
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
28°C 
13°C 
238 hours 
12 mm 
4 days 
28°C 
14°C 
248 hours 
35 mm 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
28°C 
15°C 
213 hours 
61 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Debre Zeyit

Average weather in Adama

In March Adama generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Adama
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C 
14°C 
238 hours 
11 mm 
4 days 
31°C 
16°C 
248 hours 
33 mm 
5 days 
April   >> April
>>  
31°C 
17°C 
213 hours 
48 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Adama

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Is March the best time to visit Ethiopia?

We consider March to be one of the best times to travel to Ethiopia. Typically, the climate in Addis Ababa is perfect. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

Generally speaking, January, February, March, October, November and December provide perfect weather in Addis Ababa. The weather in June, July, August and September, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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