Addis Ababa weather is dependent on the location of the city. Situated at the foothills of the Entoto Mountains, Addis Ababa is situated at an altitude of about 2,400 meters above sea level. However, the proximity of the city to the equator does not have a great effect on the weather conditions of the place.
Addis Ababa has an Afro-Alpine temperate climate. The temperatures are mild and soothing. The people of the city enjoy warm temperate climate. November to January are the coldest months in the city, while April - May are the warmest months. But even in the summer months, temperatures drop down abruptly after sunset. So tourists are advised to carry warm clothes even during the summer months.
July to September are the wettest months in the
Ethiopian capital city. The city receives maximum precipitation in the month of August. On an average Addis Ababa receives about 300 millimeters of rainfall in August.
Seasonal Climate Changes in Addis Ababa
The seasonal climatic changes in Addis Ababa are not marked very distinctly. This is because the city experiences a temperate climate. The average temperatures during winters are around 6ºC (minimum) to 23º C (maximum), while during summers it is 10ºC (minimum) and 25ºC (maximum). The city also receives rainfall almost throughout the year. However, maximum precipitation is received in the months of July, August and September. Winters are comparatively the dry months in the city.