Best time to visit, weather and climate Zambia

Best time to visit Zambia

The best time to visit 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 Zambia is 32°C in october and the lowest is 22°C in june.

The average climate figure for Zambia is an 8,5. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

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



Climate Zambia per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 22°C 22°C 26°C 30°C 32°C 30°C 27°C
160
mm
113
mm
73
mm
19
mm
5
mm
1
mm
1
mm
0
mm
0
mm
4
mm
70
mm
137
mm

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 Zambia

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 26°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 22°C 22°C 26°C 30°C 32°C 30°C 27°C
Night 18°C 18°C 17°C 15°C 13°C 11°C 10°C 13°C 16°C 19°C 19°C 19°C
Precip 160
mm
113
mm
73
mm
19
mm
5
mm
1
mm
1
mm
0
mm
0
mm
4
mm
70
mm
137
mm
Rain
days
27 25 22 12 5 3 3 1 0 2 14 24
Dry
days
4 3 9 18 26 27 28 30 30 29 16 7
Sun hours
per day
9 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 11 12 12 10
Wind force
in 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 Zambia january

On average, it is maximum 26° in january in Zambia and at least around 18° degrees. In january there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 160 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia february

On average, it is maximum 25° in february in Zambia and at least around 18° degrees. In february there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 113 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia march

On average, it is maximum 25° in march in Zambia and at least around 17° degrees. In march there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 73 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia april

On average, it is maximum 24° in april in Zambia and at least around 15° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Zambia and at least around 13° degrees. In may there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 5 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia june

On average, it is maximum 22° in june in Zambia and at least around 11° degrees. In june there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia july

On average, it is maximum 22° in july in Zambia and at least around 10° degrees. In july there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia august

On average, it is maximum 26° in august in Zambia and at least around 13° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia september

On average, it is maximum 30° in september in Zambia and at least around 16° degrees. and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia october

On average, it is maximum 32° in october in Zambia and at least around 19° degrees. In october there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 4 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Zambia and at least around 19° degrees. In november there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Zambia.

Climate Zambia december

On average, it is maximum 27° in december in Zambia and at least around 19° degrees. In december there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 137 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Zambia.

14 day weather forecast Zambia

The weather for Lusaka in Zambia will be around 34° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Th
1 Oct
Licht bewolkt 35°C 21°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 11
Fr
2 Oct
Helder 36°C 23°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 11
Sa
3 Oct
Licht bewolkt 37°C 24°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 11
Su
4 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 38°C 25°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 7
Mo
5 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 35°C 21°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 8
Tu
6 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 29°C 18°C 0.5 mm 15% 5m/s 11
We
7 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 29°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Th
8 Oct
Licht bewolkt 33°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 11
Fr
9 Oct
Helder 36°C 20°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 11
Sa
10 Oct
Helder 34°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 11
Su
11 Oct
Helder 33°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4
Mo
12 Oct
Licht bewolkt 32°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4
Tu
13 Oct
Helder 33°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4
We
14 Oct
Helder 36°C 20°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4

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Flight tickets to Zambia

Zambia has 3 airports which you can fly to:

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

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About Zambia

Zambia is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Lusaka. The total surface is 752.614 km² and the population consists of 16.405.229 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 3x as big as New Zealand. If you want to call Zambia you have to use +260 or 00260 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2605012457809 or 002605012457809.

Zambia is in a straight line at 13.075 km distance from Wellington. From Auckland Airport the flight time is about 16 hours50.

Currency Zambia

In Zambia the Zambian kwacha is used to pay.

Exchange rate Zambian kwacha (ZMK) 1 october 2020

1 Zambian kwacha = 0,00 New Zealand dollar
100 Zambian kwacha = 0,02 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 5.964,55 Zambian kwacha
100 New Zealand dollar = 596.455,40 Zambian kwacha

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Time difference Zambia

In Zambia it is now 09:42 o’clock in the morning on thursday 1 october 2020. That is 11 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Zambia is Africa/Lusaka and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

Vaccinations Zambia

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Zambia.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)