Climate and Weather in Assab, Eritrea

The climate of Assab

According to Bridgat, Assab is located in the extreme southeast of Eritrea, on the Red Sea, not far from the border with Djibouti. Assab is located in the Debubawi Keyih Bahri region, of which it is also the capital. The city is in possession of one of the main ports of Eritrea. Off the coast of Assab are about 30 small islands. The Orthodox Church in Assab is dedicated to Saint Michael and is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

Assab has a warm desert climate, with very little rainfall throughout the year. The temperatures here are above 30 degrees Celsius all year round. During our summer months it is the hottest here and the mercury regularly exceeds 40 degrees Celsius. The usually present sea breeze from the Red Sea can provide a little cooling. The sea temperature here is very pleasant all year round.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month water temperature
January 31℃ 21℃ 8 1 25℃
February 31℃ 21℃ 8 0 26℃
March 33℃ 23℃ 9 1 27℃
April 35℃ 25℃ 9 1 28℃
May 37℃ 26℃ 10 2 30℃
June 38℃ 28℃ 9 2 31℃
July 39℃ 30℃ 7 2 31℃
August 38℃ 29℃ 8 3 31℃
September 37℃ 28℃ 9 2 32℃
October 36℃ 25℃ 10 1 31℃
November 33℃ 23℃ 9 1 28℃
December 31℃ 21℃ 9 1 26℃

The weather in Assab

Here you will find the weather forecast for Assab. View the current weather in Assab and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Assab. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Assab. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Assab? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 33 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 23 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 35 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 25 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 37 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 26 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 38 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 28 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 39 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 30 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 38 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 29 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 3 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 37 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 28 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in October

In the month of October, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 36 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 25 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 33 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 23 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Assab is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

Assab, Eritrea