Mekele, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mekele, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Mekele, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mekele, Ethiopia

Based on the climate and weather in Mekele, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mekele, Ethiopia by month

January

If you are traveling to Mekele in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

February

If you go to Mekele in February, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

March

March here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

April

April in Mekele is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

May

If you go to Mekele in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

June

If you vacation in Mekele during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

July

July is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals

August

If you visit Mekele during August, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

September

If you vacation in Mekele during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

October

October here is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

November

November in Mekele is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

December

If you vacation in Mekele during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mekele, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mekele, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and G
  • A SIM card that works in Mekele
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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