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Climate in Woqooyi Galbeed
(Somalia)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Woqooyi Galbeed.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1330m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Woqooyi Galbeed
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 5 rainy days, August offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Woqooyi Galbeed
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 only 52% humidity on average, it is quite dry in August. The highest value of 70% is experienced here in January.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Woqooyi Galbeed
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. This limit is reached in 10 months in Woqooyi Galbeed, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Woqooyi Galbeed
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 Woqooyi Galbeed

Most important cities in the region »Woqooyi Galbeed«

Alone 2 cities with over 200,000 inhabitants are located here.

CityPopulationGeo position
Hargeysa477,8769° 33' 36"N44° 3' 54"E
Berbera242,34410° 26' 23"N45° 0' 52"E


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