Zambia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zambia

The best time to visit in Zambia is from February until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zambia is 32°C in October and the lowest is 22°C in June.

Zambia has the moderate climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Zambia 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 Zambia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137
Climate data from city: Lusaka

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14 day weather forecast Zambia

The weather for in Zambia will be around 33° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Zambia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Lusaka.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
24°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
0.1 mm 20% 6 m/s 12
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
20°
1.7 mm 35% 5 m/s 4
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0.5 mm 15% 6 m/s 9
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
0.3 mm 10% 5 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
20°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 11
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 11

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
22°
1.1 mm 25% 3 m/s 9
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
18°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
20°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4

Climate Zambia

Zambia has the moderate climate prevailing. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Zambia is 26° degrees and there is about 585 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 65% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Zambia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 13 16 19 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137
Days with rain 27 25 22 12 5 3 3 1 - 2 14 24
Dry days 4 3 9 18 26 27 28 30 30 29 16 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 11 12 12 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6
Climate data from city: Lusaka

Zambia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Zambia? 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 Zambia?

Zambia lies in a straight line about 13,075 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Lusaka).

How long is the flight to Zambia?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Zambia is approximately 16 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Zambia?

These are the largest airports in Zambia:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Lusaka – Lusaka
  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport – Ndola
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone

How many inhabitants are there in Zambia?

Zambia has approximately 16,405,229 inhabitants.

How big is Zambia?

The area of Zambia is around 752,614 km². It is 3x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Zambia?

The capital of Zambia is Lusaka.

What is the currency of Zambia?

In Zambia the Zambian kwacha (ZMK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 October 2021

  • 1 Zambian kwacha = 6,224.43 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.000 Zambian kwacha
  • 10 Zambian kwacha = 62,244.30 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.002 Zambian kwacha
  • 100 Zambian kwacha = 622,443.02 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 0.016 Zambian kwacha

What is the area code of Zambia?

The area code to call Zambia is +260.