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The climate of Lake Assal (Djibouti)
Lake Assal is located centrally in the eastern part of Djibouti and is the lowest point on the African continent. The lake is situated at an altitude of 155 meters below sea level. The salinity levels of its waters are higher than those in the Dead Sea. They are actually among the highest in the world after those in Lake Vanda and Don Juan Pond. The main source of income is salt. Because Lake Assal is a hypersaline lake only few bacterial species can survive in its waters. Lake Assal has a warm desert climate with many hot days. Precipitation figures are extremely low. The main source of supply is the Gulf of Tadjoura. Because the salt crystals reflect sunlight temperatures here are even higher than in other parts of Djibouti. Even during the night temperatures hardly drop. Average annual precipitation figures remain below 150 millimeters.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Lake Assal:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 29 21 8 0 26
February 30 22 8 0 26
March 32 24 9 1 27
April 33 25 9 2 28
May 35 27 10 3 30
June 39 29 9 3 31
July 41 31 8 3 30
August 42 30 9 3 29
September 38 29 9 3 30
October 34 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 figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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