Tanzania weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Tanzania

The best time to visit in Tanzania is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Tanzania is 32°C in October and the lowest is 27°C in April.

Tanzania has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Tanzania or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Tanzania by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 28 29 28 27 27 27 27 29 31 32 32 30
Precipitation (mm) 121 73 96 44 4 0 0 0 0 1 24 110
Climate data from city: Dodoma

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14 day weather forecast Tanzania

The weather for in Tanzania will be 32° till 24° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Tanzania is based on the weather conditions in the city of Dodoma.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
18°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
18°
0.7 mm 20% 4 m/s 2
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
19°
0.3 mm 10% 4 m/s 2
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
19°
1.0 mm 25% 4 m/s 3
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
18°
0.7 mm 20% 4 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
18°
0.6 mm 15% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
18°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
23°
0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 3
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
24°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
24°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
22°
0.2 mm 20% 5 m/s 3

Climate Tanzania

Tanzania has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Tanzania is 29° degrees and there is about 474 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 244 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Tanzania

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 28 29 28 27 27 27 27 29 31 32 32 30
Night temp. (°C) 18 17 18 17 16 15 14 15 16 18 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 121 73 96 44 4 0 0 0 0 1 24 110
Days with rain 20 17 21 17 5 1 1 - 1 1 8 18
Dry days 11 11 10 13 26 29 30 31 29 30 22 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 6 6
Climate data from city: Dodoma

Tanzania weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Tanzania? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Tanzania?

Tanzania lies in a straight line about 13,327 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Dodoma).

How long is the flight to Tanzania?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Tanzania is approximately 17 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Tanzania?

These are the largest airports in Tanzania:

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar

How many inhabitants are there in Tanzania?

Tanzania has approximately 52,554,628 inhabitants.

How big is Tanzania?

The area of Tanzania is around 945,087 km². It is 4x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Tanzania?

The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma.

What is the currency of Tanzania?

In Tanzania the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 US dollar = 0.69 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.45 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 6.92 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 14.46 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 69.15 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 144.61 US dollar
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 1,603.64 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.001 Tanzanian shilling
  • 10 Tanzanian shilling = 16,036.35 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.006 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 160,363.54 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 0.062 Tanzanian shilling

What is the area code of Tanzania?

The area code to call Tanzania is +255.