The climate of Yemen
Yemen is a country situated in the south-west of the Arabian peninsula
and politically belongs to the region of the Middle-East. In the
greater part of Yemen prevails a hot desert climate with hot to very
hot summers, warm winters and little precipitation. In the western
mountain region prevails a warm steppe climate in which the
temperatures climb less than elsewhere in Yemen and there are
considerably larger amounts of precipitation which can rise to more
than five hundred millimeters per year. Thanks to the rain, which
mainly falls within two monsoon periods (March-April is the small
monsoon, July-September is the large monsoon), agriculture is
possible in the otherwise desert-like country of Yemen.
Climate information of places and areas in Yemen
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Yemen the following climate
information is available:
The summer months in Yemen are hot to very hot. Temperatures of thirty
to forty degrees during the daytime are normal. The only place where
the temperature is tempered somewhat are the mountainous areas. The
capital of Sanaa is relatively mild with a moderate maximum of 29
degrees centigrade in the hottest months of June and July. Along the
coastal areas, particularly in the south-west, besides the high
temperatures also prevails a high relative air humidity. Due to this
it feels sultry in the height of summer, as a result of which it
quickly gets unpleasant in these hottest months.
The coastal strip along the Red Sea and on the Gulf of Aden is
desert-like, dry and hot. This region, called Tihama, is the hottest
area in Yemen. In the summer the average maximum temperature is
approximately 37 degrees centigrade, in the winter months the
temperature in the daytime is still almost or about thirty degrees
and also at night it does not cool down any further than about 22-23
degrees. With these temperatures in the Tihama plain prevails a
course of temperature that would perfectly fit within a tropical
climate. The amounts of precipitation are small to such an extent
that it is a question of an aride desert climate.
Scattered over Yemen you find different climate data and
temperatures. The data in the table below go for the capital of
Sanaa and cannot be considered an average for the country. Visit the
individual climate information pages for the climate data of other
places in Yemen.
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 are for the capital Tripoli.
For climate figures for other places and regions in Yemen please,
visit the individual climate pages.
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