The climate in Yemen

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 4 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Lahij. The coldest is Muhafazat Hadramawt.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Yemen
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Yemen
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Yemen
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Yemen
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Yemen
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Yemen

Regions in Yemen

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Abyan32.7 °C25.8 °C3,103 h22 l70.0 %
Aden32.7 °C25.8 °C3,103 h22 l70.0 %
Lahij32.7 °C25.8 °C3,103 h22 l70.0 %
Muhafazat Hadramawt31.0 °C22.8 °C78.0 %

Temperature records of the last 66 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to November 2015 was reported by the Aden Airport weather station. In August 2012, the record temperature of 39.6 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 3 weather stations in Yemen , was recorded in 1960 with an average temperature of 32.6 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 31.7 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 66 years was reported by the Aden Airport weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 18.1 °C in November 2012. Aden Airport lies at an altitude of three meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1965 with an average temperature of 24.6 °C. In Yemen, it is usual to have about 1.4 degrees more at 26.0 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in March 1989. With 7.5 mm per day, the Aden Airport weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 66 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level.
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