Climate zone: tropics
With a yearly average of 32 °C the climate in Yemen ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Yemen
hours of sunshine per day Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 66 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to November 2015 was reported by the Aden Airp 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 below 30 metres altitude, was recorded in 1960 with an average temperature of 32.6 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 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 weather station Aden Airp. Here the temperature dropped to 18.1 °C in November 2012. Aden Airp lies at an altitude of 3 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.