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Best Time to Visit Yemen in 2024 for cultural experiences, nature explorations, historical tours. Yemen Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Yemen

  • Optimal: November to February (cooler temperatures and minimal rainfall).
  • For cultural experiences: October to March offers the best weather for exploring.
  • Other favorable months: March, April, and October.

Geography facts

  • Location: Southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea.
  • Area: 527,968 km².
  • Borders: Saudi Arabia to the north and Oman to the east.
  • Landscape: Mountainous in the west, desert in the east, with fertile coastal plains. Highest point: Jabal an Nabi Shu’ayb at 3,666 meters.

Yemen is known for its rich historical heritage, including ancient trade routes, the iconic Old City of Sana’a, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shibam, often called the “Manhattan of the Desert.” The country’s diverse landscapes offer stunning views, from high mountains to expansive deserts and beautiful coastlines.

Climate

  • Coastal regions: Hot and humid summers, mild winters.
  • Mountainous regions: Moderate temperatures year-round, cooler in winter.
  • Desert regions: Extremely hot summers, mild winters.
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

  • Mountain regions: Cool and dry, with daytime temperatures around +20°C (68°F) and nighttime temperatures dropping to +10°C (50°F).
  • Coastal areas: Mild, with temperatures ranging from +25°C (77°F) during the day to +17°C (63°F) at night.
  • Desert regions: Warm, with daytime highs around +26°C (79°F).

February

  • Mountain regions: Slightly warmer, with daytime temperatures around +22°C (72°F) and nighttime temperatures around +12°C (54°F).
  • Coastal areas: Pleasant, with temperatures ranging from +26°C (79°F) during the day to +18°C (64°F) at night.
  • Desert regions: Daytime temperatures around +28°C (82°F).
Yemen (c) mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net

March

  • Mountain regions: Warming up, with daytime temperatures around +25°C (77°F) and nighttime temperatures around +15°C (59°F).
  • Coastal areas: Daytime temperatures around +28°C (82°F) and nighttime temperatures around +20°C (68°F).
  • Desert regions: Daytime highs around +30°C (86°F).

April

  • Mountain regions: Warm and dry, with daytime temperatures around +28°C (82°F) and nighttime temperatures around +18°C (64°F).
  • Coastal areas: Hotter, with daytime temperatures around +30°C (86°F) and nighttime temperatures around +22°C (72°F).
  • Desert regions: Daytime highs around +32°C (90°F).

May

  • Mountain regions: Hot, with daytime temperatures around +30°C (86°F) and nighttime temperatures around +20°C (68°F).
  • Coastal areas: Hot and humid, with daytime temperatures around +33°C (91°F) and nighttime temperatures around +25°C (77°F).
  • Desert regions: Extremely hot, with daytime highs around +35°C (95°F).

June

  • Mountain regions: Very hot, with daytime temperatures around +32°C (90°F) and nighttime temperatures around +22°C (72°F).
  • Coastal areas: Sweltering, with daytime temperatures around +35°C (95°F) and nighttime temperatures around +27°C (81°F).
  • Desert regions: Scorching, with daytime highs around +38°C (100°F).
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Mountain regions: Very hot, with daytime temperatures around +34°C (93°F) and nighttime temperatures around +24°C (75°F).
  • Coastal areas: Extremely hot and humid, with daytime temperatures around +37°C (99°F) and nighttime temperatures around +29°C (84°F).
  • Desert regions: Intense heat, with daytime highs around +40°C (104°F).

August

  • Mountain regions: Peak summer heat, with daytime temperatures around +35°C (95°F) and nighttime temperatures around +25°C (77°F).
  • Coastal areas: Sweltering, with daytime temperatures around +38°C (100°F) and nighttime temperatures around +30°C (86°F).
  • Desert regions: Extreme heat, with daytime highs around +42°C (108°F).

September

  • Mountain regions: Cooling slightly, with daytime temperatures around +32°C (90°F) and nighttime temperatures around +22°C (72°F).
  • Coastal areas: Hot, with daytime temperatures around +36°C (97°F) and nighttime temperatures around +28°C (82°F).
  • Desert regions: Daytime highs around +40°C (104°F).

October

  • Mountain regions: Pleasantly warm, with daytime temperatures around +28°C (82°F) and nighttime temperatures around +18°C (64°F).
  • Coastal areas: Warm, with daytime temperatures around +32°C (90°F) and nighttime temperatures around +25°C (77°F).
  • Desert regions: Hot, with daytime highs around +35°C (95°F).
Yemen (c) .pinimg.com

November

  • Mountain regions: Cool and dry, with daytime temperatures around +24°C (75°F) and nighttime temperatures around +15°C (59°F).
  • Coastal areas: Mild, with daytime temperatures around +28°C (82°F) and nighttime temperatures around +22°C (72°F).
  • Desert regions: Warm, with daytime highs around +30°C (86°F).

December

  • Mountain regions: Cool, with daytime temperatures around +20°C (68°F) and nighttime temperatures around +10°C (50°F).
  • Coastal areas: Mild, with temperatures ranging from +25°C (77°F) during the day to +17°C (63°F) at night.
  • Desert regions: Warm, with daytime highs around +26°C (79°F).

Yemen offers a variety of experiences from its ancient cities and historical sites to its stunning mountain landscapes. The best time to visit is during the cooler months from November to February, ensuring a comfortable climate for exploring the cultural and natural beauty of the country. Whether you’re interested in historical tours or nature explorations, Yemen has much to offer year-round.

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