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

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

When to go to Tigray, Ethiopia

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

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

January

January dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Tigray in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Tigray in April, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Tigray is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Tigray in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Tigray in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Tigray in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Tigray in December, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tigray, 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 Tigray
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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