Best time to visit, weather and climate Zimbabwe

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

The best time to visit 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 Zimbabwe is 30°C in october and the lowest is 22°C in june.

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


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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 25°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 27°C
140
mm
99
mm
54
mm
23
mm
4
mm
1
mm
2
mm
1
mm
1
mm
7
mm
55
mm
115
mm


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 Zimbabwe

 
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 26°C 25°C 24°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 25°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 27°C
Night 17°C 16°C 15°C 13°C 11°C 9°C 8°C 10°C 13°C 16°C 17°C 17°C
Precip 140
mm
99
mm
54
mm
23
mm
4
mm
1
mm
2
mm
1
mm
1
mm
7
mm
55
mm
115
mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
10 11 10 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 12 11
Wind force
in 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
 

Weather Zimbabwe january

On average, it is maximum 26° in january in Zimbabwe and at least around 17° degrees. In january there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 140 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe february

On average, it is maximum 26° in february in Zimbabwe and at least around 16° degrees. In february there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 99 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe march

On average, it is maximum 25° in march in Zimbabwe and at least around 15° degrees. In march there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe april

On average, it is maximum 24° in april in Zimbabwe and at least around 13° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe may

On average, it is maximum 23° in may in Zimbabwe and at least around 11° degrees. In may there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 4 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe june

On average, it is maximum 22° in june in Zimbabwe and at least around 9° degrees. In june there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe july

On average, it is maximum 22° in july in Zimbabwe and at least around 8° degrees. In july there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe august

On average, it is maximum 25° in august in Zimbabwe and at least around 10° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe september

On average, it is maximum 29° in september in Zimbabwe and at least around 13° degrees. In september there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Zimbabwe and at least around 16° degrees. In october there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 7 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe november

On average, it is maximum 29° in november in Zimbabwe and at least around 17° degrees. In november there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 55 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Zimbabwe.

Weather Zimbabwe december

On average, it is maximum 27° in december in Zimbabwe and at least around 17° degrees. In december there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 115 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Zimbabwe.

14 day weather forecast Zimbabwe

The weather for Harare in Zimbabwe will be 33° till 26° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
25 Nov
Bewolkt 33°C 22°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 5
Th
26 Nov
Bewolkt 32°C 20°C 4.7 mm 60% 5m/s 4
Fr
27 Nov
Bewolkt 27°C 20°C 3.4 mm 55% 4m/s 4
Sa
28 Nov
Bewolkt 28°C 19°C 2.1 mm 40% 3m/s 4
Su
29 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 28°C 18°C 17 mm 85% 4m/s 4
Mo
30 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 26°C 18°C 31 mm 90% 3m/s 4
Tu
1 Dec
Onweer met regen 25°C 18°C 6.9 mm 70% 4m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
2 Dec
Onweer met regen 26°C 18°C 8.3 mm 75% 5m/s 9
Th
3 Dec
Onweer met regen 25°C 17°C 9.6 mm 75% 4m/s 1
Fr
4 Dec
Bewolkt 25°C 18°C 1.6 mm 35% 3m/s 2
Sa
5 Dec
Onweer met zware regen 23°C 17°C 18 mm 85% 5m/s 1
Su
6 Dec
Bewolkt 20°C 17°C 2.4 mm 70% 4m/s 1
Mo
7 Dec
Bewolkt 21°C 17°C 0.3 mm 10% 4m/s 1
Tu
8 Dec
Onweer met regen 26°C 18°C 7.4 mm 70% 4m/s 2

Weather experiences Zimbabwe

Already been to Zimbabwe?

Share your experience of the Zimbabwe weather and get a chance to win $150!

Your email will not be included in the review and will not be passed on to third parties.
By submitting the data you agree to our privacy policy

Vacation Zimbabwe

Hotels and apartments in Zimbabwe

Booking.com - ZimbabweIf you do not want to book a package tour, you can use Booking.com for the cheapest hotels, apartments and other accommodations in Zimbabwe

Booking.com

Flight tickets to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has 3 airports which you can fly to:

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

Through our partners below you will find the cheapest flight tickets for Zimbabwe. Click on a logo to visit the website or take a look on Skyscanner for the cheapeast flight tickets from all the airline companies.

About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Harare. The total surface is 390.580 km² and the population consists of 14.542.235 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 1,5x as big as New Zealand. If you want to call Zimbabwe you have to use +263 or 00263 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 +2635012457809 or 002635012457809.

Zimbabwe is in a straight line at 12.430 km distance from Wellington. From Auckland Airport the flight time is about 16 hours5.

Currency Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe the United States dollar, Botswana pula, Pound sterling, Euro and South African rand are used to pay.

Exchange rate United States dollar (USD) 25 november 2020

1 United States dollar = 1,45 New Zealand dollar
100 United States dollar = 144,61 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 0,69 United States dollar
100 New Zealand dollar = 69,15 United States dollar

Exchange rate Botswana pula (BWP) 25 november 2020

1 Botswana pula = 0,13 New Zealand dollar
100 Botswana pula = 13,03 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 7,68 Botswana pula
100 New Zealand dollar = 767,54 Botswana pula

Exchange rate Pound sterling (GBP) 25 november 2020

1 Pound sterling = 1,92 New Zealand dollar
100 Pound sterling = 191,68 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 0,52 Pound sterling
100 New Zealand dollar = 52,17 Pound sterling

Exchange rate Euro (EUR) 25 november 2020

1 Euro = 1,72 New Zealand dollar
100 Euro = 171,72 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 0,58 Euro
100 New Zealand dollar = 58,23 Euro

Exchange rate South African rand (ZAR) 25 november 2020

1 South African rand = 0,09 New Zealand dollar
100 South African rand = 9,38 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 10,67 South African rand
100 New Zealand dollar = 1.066,53 South African rand

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

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:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
Download Android
Download Apple

MasterCard Nearby
Download Android
Download Apple

Time difference Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe it is now 19:53 o’clock in the evening on tuesday 24 november 2020. That is 11 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Zimbabwe is Africa/Harare and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

Vaccinations Zimbabwe

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • 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 Zimbabwe.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)