Climate in Zanzibar: when to go

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Annual average climate in Zanzibar

To start, here are the key elements of Zanzibar's year-round climate averages:

  • Minimum annual temperature: 23°C
  • Average annual temperature: 27°C
  • Maximum annual temperature: 31°C
  • Precipitation: 241 mm/month (with 16 rainy days/month)

Monthly climate normals

Min / Max Precipitation
January 24 ° / 33 ° -
february 24 ° / 33 ° -
March 24 ° / 33 ° 240mm / 15 days
April 24 ° / 31 ° 343mm / 19 days
may 24 ° / 30 ° 268mm / 16 days
June 23 ° / 29 ° -
July 22 ° / 29 ° -
August 21 ° / 30 ° -
September 21 ° / 31 ° -
October 22 ° / 31 ° 117mm / 12 days
November 23 ° / 31 ° 334mm / 17 days
December 24 ° / 32 ° 143mm / 15 days

The weather averages were generated using data from the ZANZIBAR weather station. The latter is located in Tanzania, 7 km from Zanzibar and is located at an altitude of 17 meters.





The best time to go (or the one to avoid)

To complete the table above, here is some additional information that should help you decide when is the best time for your trip, or periods to avoid.


Which are the hottest months in Zanzibar?

In Zanzibar, the months of the year with the highest maximum temperatures are:
february (with 33°C), March (with 33°C), January (with 33°C), …

What are the coldest months?

The months of the year with the lowest average temperatures in Zanzibar are:
September (with 26°C), July (with 26°C), August (with 26°C), …

Which are the driest months in Zanzibar?

In Zanzibar, the months of the year with the fewest rainy days are:
October (with 12 rainy days/month), December (with 15 rainy days/month), March (with 15 rainy days/month), …


What are the rainiest months?

The months with the most rainy days in Zanzibar are:
April (with 19 rainy days/month), November (with 17 rainy days/month), may (with 16 rainy days/month), …

What is the weather around?

Nearby cities with a similar climate

These other cities around Zanzibar can have quite similar climatic normals:
Kiwengwa (à 28 km from Zanzibar), Koani Ndogo (à 10 km), Koani (à 10 km), …

Around Zanzibar

You might also be interested in these cities:
Dar es Salaam (74 km from Zanzibar), …

In tanzania

Check the climate forecasts for other major cities in Tanzania:
Dar es Salam (à 74 km from Zanzibar), Mwanza (à 807 km), Dodoma (à 382 km), Tabora (à 717 km), Songea (à 636 km), Mtwara (à 469 km), ...

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