Weather in Eritrea

The climate is temperate in the mountains and hot in the lowlands. The maximum temperature is 26 °C (78.8 °F). The weather is usually sunny and dry, with the short rains occurring from February-April and the big rains beginning in late June and ending in mid-September.

Generally it is hot and dry along the Red Sea coast; cooler and wetter in the central highlands and semiarid in the western hills and lowlands.


The best time to go to Eritrea is from October to March. However, there are festivals throughout the year which are good to visit. In terms of climate, the worst time to visit Eritrea is June to August.

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