Sudan Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Sudan, SD, North-East Africa)

Sudan's climate is distinctly tropical in the south and arid in the north, thanks to the strong influence of wind patterns. Whichever part of the country you happen to be visiting, though, you can guarantee that, during the day, temperatures will be consistently high.

Visitors to Sudan who want to avoid extremely hot weather should plan to time their holiday during the slightly cooler winter months.

During Sudan's summer, from April to June, wetter weather prevails. It usually follows a pattern, arriving from the south and making its way northwards. At this time of the year, visitors can expect heavy rain and thunderstorms, as well as sandstorms known as 'haboobs'. From September onwards, winds start to bring drier periods to the north of the country. These extend further down the country as the weeks go by.

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

In Khartoum, expect the warmest climate during May and June. At this time of year in the city, temperatures often exceed 38°C / 100°F, although the maximum average is 34°C / 94°C. The capital can feel dusty and windy, too. Light cotton clothing is recommended for these sorts of conditions. In areas of higher altitude, the weather feels cooler.

Winter runs from October through to March. Rainfall reduces to almost negligible levels and visitors get to enjoy dry weather and more moderate temperatures, averaging around 24°C / 75°F. This is a good time of year to visit Sudan if you want to avoid extremes of climate. The only real exception is in the north-western part of the country, where a few light showers may linger.

Sudan Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



31°C / 88°F
16°C / 61°F


33°C / 91°F
16°C / 61°F


36°C / 97°F
19°C / 66°F


40°C / 104°F
24°C / 75°F


42°C / 108°F
27°C / 81°F


42°C / 108°F
27°C / 81°F


38°C / 100°F
26°C / 79°F


37°C / 99°F
25°C / 77°F


38°C / 100°F
26°C / 79°F


38°C / 100°F
25°C / 77°F


35°C / 95°F
21°C / 70°F


32°C / 90°F
17°C / 63°F