Ethiopia - Climate





Ethiopia Climate 1572
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Ethiopian climate varies according to the different topographical regions. The central plateau has a moderate climate with minimal seasonal temperature variation. The mean minimum during the coldest season is 6° C (43° F ), while the mean maximum rarely exceeds 26° C (79° F ). Temperature variations in the lowlands are much greater, and the heat in the desert and Red Sea coastal areas is extreme, with occasional highs of 60° C (140° F ). Heavy rainfall occurs in most of the country during June, July, and August. The High Plateau also experiences a second, though much milder, rainy season between December and February. Average annual precipitation on the central plateau is roughly 122 cm (48 in). The northern provinces receive less rainfall, and the average annual precipitation in the Ogaden is less than 10 cm (4 in). The westernmost region of Ethiopia receives an annual rainfall of nearly 200 cm (80 in). Severe droughts affected the country in 1982–84,1987–88, and 1991.

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Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Thanks for the information , wow 60 degress! That is unbelievable, the Ethiopians must have a number of fatalities due to the extreme heat.
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Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
Thanks for the information. Do you know what is the average temperature of the lowlands in winter?
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Mar 25, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
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Feb 13, 2014 @ 5:17 pm
do you mind putting how much rainfall in all of ethiopia per month in 2013
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Aug 31, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
I really didn't know about the coldest temprature in Ethiopia . Thx a lot
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Aug 31, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
I really didn't know about the coldest temprature in Ethiopia . Thx a lot

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