Zimbabwe weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

The best time to visit in Zimbabwe is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zimbabwe is 30°C in October and the lowest is 22°C in June.

Zimbabwe has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Climate data from city: Harare

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14 day weather forecast Zimbabwe

The weather for in Zimbabwe will be 35° till 32° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Zimbabwe is based on the weather conditions in the city of Harare.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 17 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 11
Monday 18 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
19°
0.6 mm 15% 6 m/s 5
Tuesday 19 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 11
Wednesday 20 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
15°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Thursday 21 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 11
Friday 22 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
16°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 11
Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 12

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 8
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
21°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
16°
12.9 mm 80% 4 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
17°
0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 1
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
19°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4

Climate Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe is 26° degrees and there is about 501 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 228 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Zimbabwe

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Night temp. (°C) 17 16 15 13 11 9 8 10 13 16 17 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Days with rain 24 20 17 11 4 1 3 1 1 4 13 22
Dry days 7 8 14 19 27 29 28 30 29 27 17 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 11 10 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 12 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 5
Climate data from city: Harare

Zimbabwe weather by month

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

Zimbabwe lies in a straight line about 12,430 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Harare).

How long is the flight to Zimbabwe?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Zimbabwe is approximately 16 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Zimbabwe?

These are the largest airports in Zimbabwe:

  • Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport – Harare
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport – Bulawayo
  • Victoria Falls International Airport – Victoria Falls

How many inhabitants are there in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has approximately 14,542,235 inhabitants.

How big is Zimbabwe?

The area of Zimbabwe is around 390,580 km². It is 1,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

The capital of Zimbabwe is Harare.

What is the currency of Zimbabwe?

In Zimbabwe the US dollar (USD), Botswana pula (BWP), Pound sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), South African rand (ZAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 17 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 Botswana pula = 7.68 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.13 Botswana pula
  • 10 Botswana pula = 76.75 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 1.30 Botswana pula
  • 100 Botswana pula = 767.54 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 13.03 Botswana pula
  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.52 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.92 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 5.22 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 19.17 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 52.17 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 191.68 Pound sterling
  • 1 Euro = 0.58 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.72 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 5.82 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 17.17 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 58.23 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 171.72 Euro
  • 1 South African rand = 10.67 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.094 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 106.65 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.94 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,066.53 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 9.38 South African rand

What is the area code of Zimbabwe?

The area code to call Zimbabwe is +263.