​Weather & Climate – Awash NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Ethiopia.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Ethiopia.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Ethiopia.

Climate Chart Awash National Park

Climate Chart Awash National Park – 758-1,864m / 2,487-6,115ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

Awash National Park has a hot, dry climate. There is little rainfall, but there is a short Wet season from July to September.

Due to its proximity to the equator, temperatures in Awash National Park are quite uniform throughout the year. Days average at 32°C/90°F and nights are pleasant at 18°C/64°F.

Dry season October to June

Days in the Dry season are typically hot and sunny. It is mostly dry, but the chances of rain increase slightly from March to May.

  • October, November, December, January & February – It is dry and hot.
  • March, April & May – Temperatures creep up to 34°C/93°F in May and this period sees a little bit of rain (short rains).
  • June – It gets hotter at the end of June before the Wet season starts.

Wet season July to September

The Wet season sees very hot weather and regular downpours.

  • July & August – These are the wettest months. It rains regularly. July is the hottest month.
  • September – Rainfall diminishes rapidly. And the temperature drops a bit as well.

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