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Asmara Climate & Temperature

  • Asmara, Eritrea is at 15°17'N, 38°54'E, 2325 m (7628 ft). See map.
  • Asmara has a mid-latitude steppe/ semi-arid cool climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BSk).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Asmara is situated in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 15.6 degrees Celsius (60.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.4 °C (7.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Asmara Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 518.6 mm (20.4 inches) which is equivalent to 518.6 Litres/m² (12.72 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3002 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 Asmara you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Hao, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Asmara Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (72) 24 (75) 25 (77) 25 (77) 25 (77) 25 (77) 22 (71) 22 (71) 23 (73) 22 (71) 22 (71) 22 (71) 23 (74)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (57) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (63) 18 (64) 18 (64) 16 (61) 16 (61) 16 (60) 15 (59) 14 (57) 13 (56) 16 (60)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (40) 5 (41) 8 (46) 9 (48) 10 (50) 11 (51) 11 (51) 11 (51) 9 (47) 8 (47) 7 (44) 5 (41) 8 (46)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 4 (0) 2 (0) 15 (1) 33 (1) 41 (2) 39 (2) 175 (7) 156 (6) 16 (1) 15 (1) 20 (1) 3 (0) 519 (20)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (13) 6 (20) 8 (26) 6 (20) 20 (65) 18 (58) 5 (17) 2 (6) 2 (7) 1 (3) 72 (20)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 9h 09' 9h 03' 8h 34' 8h 32' 9h 32' 6h 50' 4h 56' 5h 46' 8h 30' 9h 25' 9h 02' 9h 19' 8h 13'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 19' 11h 37' 12h 01' 12h 27' 12h 49' 13h 00' 12h 55' 12h 37' 12h 11' 11h 45' 11h 23' 11h 13' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 82 (18) 79 (21) 72 (28) 69 (31) 75 (25) 53 (47) 39 (61) 46 (54) 70 (30) 81 (19) 80 (20) 84 (16) 68 (32)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 54.7 64 74.9 86.6 85 81.8 84.6 86.7 75.3 63.7 54.6 51.3 71.9

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