Climate in Amhara

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Amhara.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1970m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Amhara
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 9 hours per day, April is the sunniest month in the region of Amhara. In August the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Amhara
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 24 rainy days, August offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Amhara
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.3 mm, the least rain falls in December. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Amhara
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 79%, July is the most uncomfortable. In April, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Amhara
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Amhara
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Amhara

Most important cities in the region »Amhara«

Alone 3 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 320 km and over 390 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Bahir Dar168,89911° 35' 37"N37° 23' 27"E
Gondar153,91412° 35' 60"N37° 28' 0"E
Dese136,05611° 7' 60"N39° 37' 60"E
Kombolcha93,60511° 4' 54"N39° 44' 36"E
Debre Mark’os59,92010° 20' 60"N37° 43' 60"E
Debre Birhan57,7879° 40' 46"N39° 31' 57"E
Debre Tabor32,65911° 50' 60"N38° 1' 0"E
Werota26,81311° 55' 0"N37° 42' 0"E
Debark’24,70013° 9' 22"N37° 53' 53"E
Kemise23,86110° 43' 0"N39° 52' 12"E
Finote Selam23,46310° 41' 60"N37° 16' 0"E
Addiet Canna22,94611° 16' 0"N37° 28' 60"E
Adis Zemen22,52212° 7' 0"N37° 46' 60"E
Bure22,03810° 41' 60"N37° 4' 0"E
Robit20,67912° 1' 0"N39° 37' 60"E
Bati19,26011° 11' 29"N40° 1' 0"E
Bichena16,41110° 26' 60"N38° 12' 0"E
Abomsa15,2589° 58' 60"N39° 58' 60"E
Dejen11,73910° 10' 0"N38° 7' 60"E
Dabat11,54412° 59' 3"N37° 45' 54"E
Lalibela11,15212° 1' 60"N39° 1' 60"E
Debre Werk’10,57910° 40' 0"N38° 10' 0"E
Debre Sina9,4099° 50' 51"N39° 45' 37"E
Were Ilu7,63610° 35' 23"N39° 26' 16"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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