Djibouti has a predominantly hot and dry desert climate. Due to the small area of the country, the climate is largely uniform. Djibouti is one of the hottest countries in Africa with an average annual temperature of 34 degrees. The maximum temperatures are reached in July and August and are over 40 degrees. From December to February it is cooler with average values between 28 and 30 degrees. During the nights, however, temperatures rarely fall below 20 degrees. Precipitation in Djibouti is rare and mostly during the months of October to May. The annual average is between 130 and 170 litres per square metre.
The best time to travel is during the winter months of November to March, when temperatures are somewhat cooler. In summer, the sun's rays are particularly high in addition to the high temperatures. In addition, the hot and dry Chamsin wind blows, which intensifies the heat.