Climate Yemen

Yemen has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Yemen is 23° degrees and there is about 477 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 177 days a year with an average humidity of 39% and an UV-index of 5.

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Climate Yemen by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 22 23 23 25 27 26 25 25 23 21 20
Night temp. (°C) 9 11 13 15 17 18 19 18 16 13 11 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 17 56 93 57 27 79 101 16 5 11 5
Days with rain 6 7 18 19 12 11 26 23 8 2 5 4
Dry days 25 21 13 11 19 19 5 8 22 29 25 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 4

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Best time to visit Yemen

In general, the best time to visit Yemen is between October and April. After the rainy season and before the intense heat of summer. The rainy season runs from March to May and in July and August.

A more temperate climate prevails in the high and medium elevations. Here it is humid in summer and dry in winter, with large temperature differences between day and night.

Regional differences

The southern coastal region has little precipitation is are hot and humid all year round, with summer temperatures sometimes reaching 54°C.

The central highlands are warm in summer with average temperatures of 30°C. Winters are cold with frequent frosts.

The northern part is hot and dry all year round. Summer temperatures here hover around 30°C. Here you can even find areas where it has not rained for years.

Yemen weather by month

What is the average Yemen weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Yemen?

Yemen lies in a straight line about 3,181 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Sanaa).

How long is the flight to Yemen?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Yemen is approximately 3 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Yemen?

These are the largest airports in Yemen:

  • Sana'a International Airport (SAH) in Sanaa
  • Aden International Airport (ADE) in Aden
  • Ta'izz International Airport (TAI) in Ta‘izz
  • Sayun International Airport (GXF) in Say’ūn
  • Al Ghaidah International Airport (AAY)
  • Hodeidah International Airport (HOD)
  • Mukalla International Airport (RIY)
  • Socotra International Airport (SCT)

How many inhabitants does Yemen have?

Yemen has 28,250,000 inhabitants.

How big is Yemen?

The surface area of Yemen is 527,970 km². It is slightly smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Yemen?

The capital of Yemen is Sanaa.

What is the area code of Yemen?

The area code to call Yemen is +967.

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