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Best Time to Visit Somalia in 2024 for cultural experiences, wildlife safaris, and historical tours. Somalia Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Somalia

  • Optimal: November to March (pleasant weather, minimal rainfall).
  • For cultural experiences: November and December offer cooler weather.
  • Other favorable months: January, February, and March.

Geography facts

  • Location: Eastern Africa, Horn of Africa.
  • Area: 637,657 km².
  • Borders: Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
  • Landscape: Mostly flat with some mountains in the north. Highest point: Shimbiris at 2,416 meters.

Somalia is strategically located along the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, featuring diverse landscapes from arid deserts to lush forests. The country’s extensive coastline offers a wealth of historical ports and pristine beaches.

Climate

  • General Climate: Arid to semi-arid (hot, dry conditions with seasonal rainfall).
  • Coastal Regions: More moderate temperatures due to proximity to the ocean.

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Temperature: Daytime averages +28°C (82°F), nighttime around +22°C (72°F).
  • Precipitation: Minimal, about 10 mm.
  • Conditions: Dry and pleasant, perfect for wildlife safaris and exploring coastal areas.
  • Special Note: Ideal for visiting Mogadishu and historical sites.

February

  • Temperature: Ranges from +29°C (84°F) to +23°C (73°F).
  • Precipitation: Low, around 15 mm.
  • Conditions: Similar to January, dry and warm.
  • Special Note: Great for visiting the Laas Geel cave paintings.
Aşağıdaki şekil size tüm yılın saatlik ortalama sıcaklıklarının kompakt bir karakterizasyonunu göstermektedir. Yatay eksen yılın gününü, dikey eksen günün saatini, renk ise o saat ve gün için ortalama sıcaklığı göstermektedir. (c) weatherspark.com

March

  • Temperature: Daytime can reach +31°C (88°F), nights cool down to +24°C (75°F).
  • Precipitation: Increases to around 20 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm, with slightly higher humidity.
  • Special Note: Good for exploring inland cultural sites before the heat intensifies.

April

  • Temperature: Average highs of +33°C (91°F), lows of +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: Around 40 mm.
  • Conditions: Start of the Gu rainy season, more humid.
  • Special Note: Visit inland towns and cultural sites.

May

  • Temperature: Ranges from +34°C (93°F) to +26°C (79°F).
  • Precipitation: Peaks at around 50 mm.
  • Conditions: Hot and humid, more rain.
  • Special Note: Best time for indoor activities and cultural experiences.

June

  • Temperature: Highs of +35°C (95°F), lows of +27°C (81°F).
  • Precipitation: Drops to about 20 mm.
  • Conditions: Hot and dry, start of the Hagaa dry season.
  • Special Note: Coastal visits are preferable.

Bantlar halinde renk kodlu ortalama saatlik sıcaklık. Gölgeli kaplamalar gece ve sivil alacakaranlığı göstermektedir. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Temperature: Averages +36°C (97°F) during the day, +28°C (82°F) at night.
  • Precipitation: Minimal, around 10 mm.
  • Conditions: Extremely hot and dry.
  • Special Note: Best to avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

August

  • Temperature: Peaks around +37°C (99°F) in the day, +29°C (84°F) at night.
  • Precipitation: Less than 10 mm.
  • Conditions: Continues to be hot and dry.
  • Special Note: Ideal for relaxing at cooler coastal locations.

September

  • Temperature: Daytime averages +35°C (95°F), nights cool to +28°C (82°F).
  • Precipitation: Begins to rise, around 20 mm.
  • Conditions: Still hot, humidity starts to increase.
  • Special Note: End of Hagaa season, good for late evening explorations.
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October

  • Temperature: Highs of +34°C (93°F), lows of +27°C (81°F).
  • Precipitation: Around 30 mm.
  • Conditions: Hot and humid, beginning of Deyr rainy season.
  • Special Note: Best for experiencing local culture and indoor activities.

November

  • Temperature: Daytime around +32°C (90°F), nighttime around +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: Around 50 mm.
  • Conditions: Cooler, with moderate rainfall.
  • Special Note: Excellent for cultural tours and wildlife safaris.

December

  • Temperature: Averages +30°C (86°F) during the day, +24°C (75°F) at night.
  • Precipitation: About 30 mm.
  • Conditions: Pleasant weather, cooler nights.
  • Special Note: Great for visiting historical sites and enjoying the festive season.

Exploring Somalia offers a unique blend of cultural experiences, historical tours, and natural beauty. The optimal time for travel is between November and March, when the weather is most favorable, providing opportunities for a variety of activities and explorations.

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