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Best time to visit Djibouti, Djibouti

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The best time to visit Djibouti is May-August

While Djibouti is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-August is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 39℃ (102℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 21℃ (70℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Djibouti when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Djibouti usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Djibouti are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

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Djibouti seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Djibouti as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Djibouti is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Djibouti

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Djibouti for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Djibouti climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Djibouti for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Djibouti in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Djibouti in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Djibouti in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Djibouti in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Djibouti in May

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Djibouti in June

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Djibouti in July

  • Average temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Djibouti in August

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 10 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Djibouti in September

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.

Djibouti in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Djibouti in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Djibouti in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Djibouti in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Djibouti is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 38℃ (100℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Djibouti is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Djibouti is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Djibouti, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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