Ethiopia weather in September

Are you planning a trip to Ethiopia in September and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Ethiopia in September?

Ethiopia has a wide variety of climate types. During September, you can expect temperatures that range from moderate to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from low to heavy.

During the day the temperature is moderate in Goba at 18°C and very warm in Assab at 35°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 30°C in Assab and 9°C in Goba.

In September, precipitation varies across different areas. From low rainfall in Assab with an average of 5.3 mm to heavy rainfall in Gonder with 403 mm. The city Addis Ababa usually sees around 162 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

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

Where to go in Ethiopia in September

Find the average weather conditions in September 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 September for the 5 most popular destinations in Ethiopia?

Average weather in Addis Ababa

In September Addis Ababa generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Addis Ababa
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   August August
<<  
21°C 
12°C 
130 hours 
398 mm 
13 days 
poor 
21°C 
11°C 
162 hours 
277 mm 
11 days 
poor 
October   >> October
>>  
23°C 
9°C 
245 hours 
49 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Addis Ababa

Average weather in Bahir Dar

In September Bahir Dar generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Bahir Dar
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   August August
<<  
22°C 
15°C 
488 mm 
15 days 
poor 
24°C 
15°C 
253 mm 
11 days 
October   >> October
>>  
25°C 
15°C 
65 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Bahir Dar

Average weather in Gonder

In September Gonder generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Gonder
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   August August
<<  
22°C 
14°C 
607 mm 
14 days 
poor 
24°C 
13°C 
403 mm 
10 days 
poor 
October   >> October
>>  
25°C 
13°C 
83 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Gonder

Average weather in Debre Zeyit

In September Debre Zeyit generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Debre Zeyit
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   August August
<<  
23°C 
13°C 
130 hours 
211 mm 
12 days 
24°C 
13°C 
162 hours 
140 mm 
10 days 
October   >> October
>>  
26°C 
12°C 
245 hours 
29 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Debre Zeyit

Average weather in Adama

In September Adama generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Adama
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   August August
<<  
28°C 
17°C 
130 hours 
136 mm 
11 days 
28°C 
16°C 
162 hours 
103 mm 
9 days 
October   >> October
>>  
29°C 
16°C 
245 hours 
29 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Adama

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Ethiopia.

Is September the best time to visit Ethiopia?

In our view, September might not be the best time to travel to Ethiopia with often poor weather in Addis Ababa.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in January, February, March, October, November and December offering mostly perfect weather in Addis Ababa. On the other hand, the months of June, July, August and September tend to have poor weather conditions.

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