Yemen: Climate                                                 

Explore the world's climate zones here! Search for Yemen and discover where each zone listed above is located within the country.

Climate Zone                     

Mostly desert

Hot and humid along the west coast

Temperate in the western mountains are affected by the seasonal monsoon

Very hot, dry, harsh desert in east



In Aden, the average temperature is 25 °C (77.0 °F) in January and 32 °C (89.6 °F) in June, but with highs often exceeding 37 °C (98.6 °F).



Average annual rainfall is 127 mm (5 inches). The highest mountainous areas of southern Yemen receive from 520 to 760 mm (20.5 to 29.9 in) of rain a year.


Natural Hazards                

Limited volcanic activity - Jebel at Tair (elevation 244 meters) (see map below), which forms an island in the Red Sea, erupted in 2007 after awakening from dormancy.

Although many have not erupted in over a century, other historically active volcanoes include: Harra of Arhab, Harras of Dhamar, Harra es-Sawad, and Jebel Zubair.

Sandstorms and dust storms (photo) in the summer.


Sample Weather Report

Yemen’s Meteorological Office predicts worsening weather into the weekend. High winds of up to 20 knots are predicted to hit on Wednesday, with dust storms and poor visibility likely to cause further traffic chaos on the nation’s roads. The airport is currently closed due to the dust storm. The gusts are forecast to last until Friday and will trigger a temperature plunge of about four degrees.