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The climate of Djibouti
Djibouti is a country located in the eastern part of the African continent on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti is bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Djibouti has a warm desert climate, type BWh according to the Köppen climate classification. The weather is characterized by warm and dry days. The capital Djibouti City only gets 131 millimeters of annual precipitation, divided over 22 days. This means about 95% of all days go by without precipitation. However, from September until May humidity figures are high. This, in combination with high temperatures may cause a very muggy feel. During the summer average humidity figures are slightly lower, between 50-60%. However, during the summer temperatures are extremely high.


Climate information of places and areas in Djibouti
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Djibouti:

Djibouti City
Lake Assal

Summers are extremely hot in Djibouti. During the hottest months July and August average temperatures are just above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). From May until September daytime temperatures may rise above 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature of the water in most pools is also above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), so this doesn’t offer much cooling either. The temperature of the sea is about 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures may remain extremely high until the end of October. From November temperatures drop to a more bearable 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

Although it hardly ever rains in Djibouti skies may still be cloudy. With 3,228 hours of annual sunshine Djibouti is among the sunniest countries on earth. However, during some months including June and July statistics show the sun is tempered by overcast skies.


Climate figures
Throughout Djibouti several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Djibouti City and cannot be seen as an average for this country. For climate figures for other places and regions in Djibouti please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 29 21 8 0 26
February 29 22 8 0 26
March 31 24 9 1 27
April 32 25 9 2 28
May 35 27 10 3 30
June 39 29 9 3 31
July 41 31 8 3 30
August 41 30 9 4 29
September 37 29 9 3 30
October 33 26 10 1 30
November 31 24 10 1 28
December 30 22 9 1 27
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-2 inches ● = 2-12 inches ● = 12-24 inches ● = 25-40 inches ● = 41-80 inches ● = over 80 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below apply to the capital Djibouti City. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. “More climate info” is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, it’s up to the reader to use it to it’s benefit.


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