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Addis Ababa Climate & Temperature

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is at 8°58'N, 38°47'E, 2324 m (7625 ft). See map.
  • Addis Ababa has a humid subtropical mild summer climate that is mild with dry winters, mild rainy summers and moderate seasonality. This climate is usually found in the highlands of some tropical countries. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Addis Ababa is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 15.9 degrees Celsius (60.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 23.3°C (74°F) on average falling to 7.3°C (45.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 24.7°C (76.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 10.7°C (51.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 21°C (69.8°F) and average low temperatures are 10°C (50°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 22°C (71.6°F) during the day and lows of 8.3°C (47°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1089 mm (42.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1089 Litres/m² (26.71 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2439 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Addis Ababa you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Atuona, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 23 (73) 24 (75) 25 (77) 24 (75) 25 (77) 23 (73) 20 (68) 20 (68) 21 (70) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 15 (59) 16 (61) 18 (64) 18 (64) 18 (64) 17 (62) 15 (59) 15 (59) 16 (60) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 16 (61)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 8 (46) 10 (50) 11 (52) 11 (52) 10 (50) 10 (50) 10 (50) 10 (50) 8 (46) 7 (45) 7 (45) 9 (48)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 20 (1) 32 (1) 80 (3) 96 (4) 56 (2) 112 (4) 245 (10) 269 (11) 117 (5) 40 (2) 9 (0) 13 (1) 1089 (43)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 4 (13%) 5 (18%) 10 (32%) 13 (43%) 9 (29%) 19 (63%) 28 (90%) 28 (90%) 23 (77%) 5 (16%) 2 (7%) 2 (6%)   148 (40%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 08:05 07:09 07:17 06:06 07:36 05:48 02:48 03:05 05:24 08:05 09:00 09:42   06:40
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 11h 39' 11h 49' 12h 03' 12h 19' 12h 31' 12h 37' 12h 35' 12h 24' 12h 09' 11h 54' 11h 42' 11h 36'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 70 (30) 61 (39) 61 (39) 50 (50) 61 (39) 46 (54) 23 (77) 25 (75) 45 (55) 69 (31) 78 (22) 85 (15)   56 (44)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 61 70.2 81.1 87.1 78.8 75.5 78.4 86.8 81.5 69.9 60.9 57.6   74.1

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