Best Time to Visit Ethiopia
Ethiopia experiences less rainfall between September and February, making this period a time to take advantage of the sights without the concern of heavy rains.
Climate and Weather of Ethiopia
Although latitude would have one think that Ethiopia would be a tropical country, its high elevation means that much of Ethiopia experiences a temperate climate. However, this classification can also be deceiving, as the climate varies greatly depending on the region. While average temperatures in the highlands hover around 17°C (62.6°F), the lowlands experience tropical temperatures of about 28°C (82.4°F).
Meanwhile, the far eastern portions of the Somali and Afar regions are characterized by desert or semi-desert conditions.
Rainy Seasons of Ethiopia
The two rainy seasons in Ethiopia occur from March to April and June to August, with the dry seasons being from September to February and also the month of May. It is generally coldest in December and January, and warmest during the period of March to May.