Sanaag, Somaliland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Sanaag, Somaliland

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

What to wear/what to pack for Sanaag, Somaliland by month

January

January is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

February

February in this region is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

March

If you visit Sanaag during March, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

April

If you are traveling to Sanaag in April, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

May in Sanaag is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses

June

If you go to Sanaag in June, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Rain coat
  • Light skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

July

If you vacation in Sanaag during July, you are likely to find that it can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sarong
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

August

August in Sanaag is blindingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin tank or crop tops

September

If you are traveling to Sanaag in September, you will notice that it is a scorcher and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts

October

Traveling to Sanaag in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Sanaag in November, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

December

If you visit Sanaag during December, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Sanaag, Somaliland

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Sanaag

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