Best time to visit Zanzibar
The best time to visit the island of on Zanzibar in Tanzania is from January until March and June until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in on Zanzibar is 30°C in March and the lowest is 27°C in June.
Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in on Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar by month
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14 day weather forecast Zanzibar
The weather for on Zanzibar will be around 32° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
Weather forecast this week
|Sunday 24 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.1 mm||20%||2 m/s||10|
|Monday 25 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.1 mm||20%||3 m/s||11|
|Tuesday 26 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||4.9 mm||60%||3 m/s||5|
|Wednesday 27 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||2.4 mm||45%||4 m/s||11|
|Thursday 28 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||1.4 mm||30%||1 m/s||9|
|Friday 29 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.4 mm||15%||3 m/s||4|
|Saturday 30 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.1 mm||20%||2 m/s||10|
Weather forecast next week
|Sunday 31 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.2 mm||20%||2 m/s||11|
|Monday 1 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.9 mm||25%||2 m/s||4|
|Tuesday 2 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.6 mm||15%||2 m/s||2|
|Wednesday 3 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.1 mm||20%||2 m/s||2|
|Thursday 4 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0 mm||0%||2 m/s||4|
|Friday 5 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||0.2 mm||20%||2 m/s||5|
|Saturday 6 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|28°||7.6 mm||70%||3 m/s||4|
The island Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 28° degrees and there is about 928 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 63 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.
Climate table of Zanzibar
|Day temp. (°C)||29||29||30||29||28||27||27||27||27||28||29||29|
|Night temp. (°C)||27||27||27||26||25||24||24||24||24||25||26||27|
|Days with rain||16||13||24||27||25||20||21||18||16||17||21||26|
|Sun hours per day||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||11||10|
|Wind force (Bft)||4||3||3||3||4||4||4||3||3||3||3||3|
Zanzibar weather by month
What is the average weather like in a given month for Zanzibar? 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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Popular places on Zanzibar
- Stone Town
- Zanzibar (city)
- Panga Nguruwe
- Pwani Mchangani
- Mgani Haji
- Panga Pemba
- Kiboje Sheha
- Stone Town
- Kombeni Uwandani
Frequently asked questions
Where is Zanzibar?
Zanzibar is an island belonging to Tanzania. It lies in a straight line at 13,071 km from Wellington.
The coordinates of Zanzibar are:
- Latitude: -6.16394
- Longitude: 39.19793
The GPS coordinates are 6° 9' S, 39° 11' E
How long is the flight to Zanzibar?
The flight time from Auckland Airport to Zanzibar is approximately 16 h. 10 min.
What are the airports on Zanzibar?
These are the airports that are on Zanzibar:
- Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar (city)
How many inhabitants are there on Zanzibar?
Zanzibar has approximately 1,303,569 inhabitants.
How big is Zanzibar?
The area of Zanzibar is around 2,461 km². It is 109x smaller than New Zealand.
What is the currency of Zanzibar?
On Zanzibar the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) is used to pay.
Exchange rates on 24 October 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 Zanzibar?
The area code to call Zanzibar is +255.