Zanzibar weather, climate and best time to visit

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104

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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
32°
23°
28° 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 10
Monday 25 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
28° 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 11
Tuesday 26 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 4.9 mm 60% 3 m/s 5
Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 2.4 mm 45% 4 m/s 11
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
28° 1.4 mm 30% 1 m/s 9
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 0.4 mm 15% 3 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
28° 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
28° 0.2 mm 20% 2 m/s 11
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
28° 0.9 mm 25% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
24°
28° 0.6 mm 15% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
24°
28° 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 2
Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
23°
28° 0.2 mm 20% 2 m/s 5
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
28° 7.6 mm 70% 3 m/s 4

Climate Zanzibar

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104
Days with rain 16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry days 15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7

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.

Weather experiences Zanzibar

michael was here in october
Weather rating: Good
October temperature usually is fine

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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:

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.