14 to 31°C
3312 hours
sunshine per day
370 mm
244 days
121 days
0 days

Climate of Algeria

Algeria has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Algeria is 41° degrees and there is about 146 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 222 days a year with an average humidity of 67% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 14°C and 31°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 8°C and 23°C
  • Rain: it rains 121 days and there is a total of approximately 370 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3312 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 14°C and 31°C
Warmest month: 31°C in August
Coldest month: 14°C in January
Night temperature: between 8°C and 23°C
Dry days: 244 days
Days with rain: 121 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 370 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3312 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Algeria.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Algeria.

Climate table of Algeria

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Algeria. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Algeria might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 58 57 62 66 71 79 86 87 81 76 66 60
Night temp. (°F) 48 46 49 53 58 65 72 73 69 64 56 50
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 23 17 17 15 11 4 1 2 6 16 18 16
Days with rain 16 14 14 13 9 5 3 3 8 10 15 11
Dry days 15 14 17 17 22 25 28 28 22 21 15 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 8 9 11 12 12 11 10 9 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 4 4 4 4 6 6 7 7 6 5 4 4

Best time to visit Algeria

Algeria is one of the largest countries in Africa. The best time to visit Algeria is generally from November to April. However, the climate varies greatly from north to south. The northern coastal area has a favorable Mediterranean climate, while the highlands south of the coast have hot summers and cold winters with little rain.

The southern part has a typical desert climate with hot dry summer days and mild rainy winters. This region is best avoided during the summer period unless you can stand the heat well.

Sirocco winds

Algeria's weather is influenced by sirocco winds. These winds, sometimes called "chili" in Algeria, are caused by hot air coming directly from the Sahara desert. This can last from half a day to sometimes four or five days. Visibility is poor and the fine dust can cause breathing difficulties.

Climate of Algeria by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Algeria? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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