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Massawa Climate & Temperature

  • Massawa, Eritrea is at 15°37'N, 39°27'E, 10 m (33 ft). See map.
  • Massawa has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Massawa is situated in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average temperature is 29 degrees Celsius (84.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10 °C (18°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Massawa Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 183.3 mm (7.2 inches) which is equivalent to 183.3 Litres/m² (4.5 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Massawa you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Hao, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Massawa Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 29 (85) 32 (89) 34 (93) 37 (98) 40 (104) 41 (105) 40 (105) 39 (102) 36 (96) 33 (92) 31 (87) 35 (95)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (76) 24 (76) 26 (79) 28 (82) 30 (86) 33 (91) 34 (94) 34 (93) 32 (90) 30 (85) 27 (81) 25 (77) 29 (84)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 19 (66) 20 (68) 22 (71) 24 (74) 26 (78) 28 (82) 28 (82) 26 (78) 23 (74) 21 (70) 20 (67) 23 (73)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 35 (1) 22 (1) 10 (0) 4 (0) 8 (0) 0 (0) 8 (0) 8 (0) 3 (0) 22 (1) 24 (1) 40 (2) 183 (7)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 5 (16) 4 (14) 3 (10) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 (0) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 (0) 2 (6) 3 (10) 4 (13) 25 (7)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 17' 11h 36' 12h 01' 12h 28' 12h 50' 13h 01' 12h 56' 12h 37' 12h 11' 11h 45' 11h 22' 11h 12' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 54.4 63.7 74.6 86.3 85.3 82.2 84.9 86.4 75 63.4 54.3 51 71.8

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