22 to 30°C
3323 hours
sunshine per day
502 mm
244 days
121 days
0 days

Climate of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a semi-arid climate. 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 averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 22°C and 30°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 8°C and 17°C
  • Rain: it rains 121 days and there is a total of approximately 502 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3323 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 22°C and 30°C
Warmest month: 30°C in October
Coldest month: 22°C in June
Night temperature: between 8°C and 17°C
Dry days: 244 days
Days with rain: 121 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 502 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3323 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Zimbabwe.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Zimbabwe.

Climate table of Zimbabwe

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Zimbabwe. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Zimbabwe might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

To go to Zimbabwe, the best time to visit is February through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Zimbabwe, October is the warmest month with 30°C and the most cold month is 22°C in June.

Climate of Zimbabwe by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Zimbabwe? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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