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Best Time to Visit Sudan in 2024 for Historical Sites, Wildlife, and Cultural Experiences. Sudan Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Sudan

  • Optimal: November to February (mild temperatures and clear skies).
  • For historical sites: October to March.
  • Other favorable months: September, April, and May.

Geography facts

  • Location: Northeastern Africa.
  • Area: 1,886,068 km² (landlocked with the Nile River running through it).
  • Borders: Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
  • Landscape: Dominated by deserts (like the Nubian and Bayuda deserts), mountain ranges (like the Red Sea Hills), and the Nile River valley.

Sudan’s geography is diverse, featuring the longest section of the Nile River, numerous deserts, and some mountainous regions. Its rich history and cultural heritage make it an exciting destination for travelers.

Climate

  • Desert: Extremely hot summers, mild winters.
  • Nile Valley: Hot year-round, with a brief rainy season.
  • Mountains: Cooler temperatures, especially at higher elevations.
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Temperature: Daytime averages around +26°C (79°F), Night around +12°C (54°F).
  • Rainfall: Minimal, dry season.
  • Best activities: Visiting historical sites like the pyramids of Meroë, exploring Khartoum.

February

  • Temperature: Daytime up to +28°C (82°F), Night around +14°C (57°F).
  • Rainfall: Very low.
  • Best activities: Cultural festivals, Nile cruises.

March

  • Temperature: Daytime averages +32°C (90°F), Night around +18°C (64°F).
  • Rainfall: Still minimal.
  • Best activities: Exploring wildlife in Dinder National Park, visiting Omdurman’s vibrant markets.

April

  • Temperature: Daytime around +36°C (97°F), Night around +21°C (70°F).
  • Rainfall: Slight increase, still relatively dry.
  • Best activities: Historical site tours, Red Sea coast visits for diving.

May

  • Temperature: Daytime up to +39°C (102°F), Night around +24°C (75°F).
  • Rainfall: Increasing but still low.
  • Best activities: Cultural experiences in Nubian villages, museum visits in Khartoum.

June

  • Temperature: Daytime around +41°C (106°F), Night around +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: Onset of the rainy season in the south.
  • Best activities: Indoor activities, exploring shaded markets.
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Temperature: Daytime up to +40°C (104°F), Night around +26°C (79°F).
  • Rainfall: Higher in southern regions.
  • Best activities: Visiting northern desert areas, as southern regions might be rainy.

August

  • Temperature: Daytime around +39°C (102°F), Night around +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Peak rainy season in the south.
  • Best activities: Northern archaeological sites, as central and southern regions may be too wet.

September

  • Temperature: Daytime around +37°C (99°F), Night around +23°C (73°F).
  • Rainfall: Decreasing, end of rainy season in the south.
  • Best activities: Exploring the Nile valley, visiting museums.
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October

  • Temperature: Daytime up to +34°C (93°F), Night around +20°C (68°F).
  • Rainfall: Minimal, dry season begins.
  • Best activities: Touring historical sites, Nile cruises.

November

  • Temperature: Daytime averages +30°C (86°F), Night around +16°C (61°F).
  • Rainfall: Very low, start of the best travel season.
  • Best activities: Visiting the pyramids, cultural festivals.

December

  • Temperature: Daytime around +27°C (81°F), Night around +13°C (55°F).
  • Rainfall: Minimal.
  • Best activities: Exploring Khartoum, visiting wildlife parks.

For optimal travel to Sudan, consider the cooler months from November to February. These months offer the best weather for exploring Sudan’s rich historical sites, diverse wildlife, and vibrant cultural scenes. Make sure to pack accordingly, stay hydrated, and enjoy the diverse experiences Sudan has to offer.

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