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    Tanzania - Coast

    Dar es Salaam weather and climate

    Tanzania - Coast

    Dar es Salaam weather and climate

    Day

    30 °C

    Night

    22 °C

    Sea

    28 °C

    Precipitation

    188 mm

    in month

    Rainy days

    13 days

    in month

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

    Humidity

    82 %

    Weather charts for Dar es Salaam

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    Weather overview
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    Wet days chart
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    Sunhours per day chart
    JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecSunhours per day02468101224681012
    Wind chart
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    Humidity chart
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    Weather overview for Dar es Salaam

    Weather overview

    Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) is a place with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 29.1 °C (84.4 °F) in July to 32.0 °C (89.6 °F) in March. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in January with 25.3 °C (77.5 °F), the lowest in August with 19.4 °C (66.9 °F). The highest sea temperatures in Dar es Salaam are in March with 29.2 °C (84.5 °F) and the lowest in August with 25.3 °C (77.5 °F). The least rainy month in Dar es Salaam is July with its 4 days of rain, the rainiest month is April, when it rains 17 days.

    January weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Dar es Salaam. The number of rainy days descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 7 days, while the rainfall amount descent's start could be observed in January. The maximum of the night temperature is observable in this month.

    February weather

    The day temperature starts to rise in this month in Dar es Salaam. The number of rainy days descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 5 days. The tourist season is taking place. The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise in February. The humidity reaches its minimum, with its value of 77 %.

    March weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Dar es Salaam. The maximum of the sea temperature can be noticed, with its value of 29.2 °C (84.5 °F), and the day temperature reaches its maximum too in March. The beginning of the descent of the night temperature could be noticed. The beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed, the value of this measure is 147 mm (5.80 in). The wind speed reaches its minimum, the value of this measure is 2.7.

    April weather

    The beginning of the descent of the day temperature could be noticed, with its value being 30.6 °C (87.1 °F) in Dar es Salaam, while the descent of the night temperature can be observed, the value of this measure is 23.2 °C (73.8 °F). The wet season slowly starts. The number of rainy days reaches its maximum, its value is 17 days, and the rainfall amount is on its maximum as well, its value is 271 mm (10.66 in). The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed in April.

    May weather

    The day temperature continues to descent, the value of this measure is 29.6 °C (85.3 °F) in Dar es Salaam, while the sea temperature descent's start could be observed, with its value being 27.9 °C (82.2 °F). The wet season is taking place. The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, with its value of 13 days, and the rainfall amount starts to descent too, its value is 188 mm (7.38 in). The descent of the night temperature can be observed, with its value of 21.8 °C (71.2 °F).

    June weather

    The sea temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 26.8 °C (80.2 °F) in Dar es Salaam. The tourist season slowly starts. The number of rainy days descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 5 days, and the rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month as well, its value is 43 mm (1.71 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 8 hours. The minimum of the day length is observable, with its value being 12 hours.

    July weather

    The day temperature is on its minimum, with its value of 29.1 °C (84.4 °F) in Dar es Salaam, while the sea temperature descents similarly to the previous month, its value is 25.8 °C (78.4 °F). The tourist season continues in July. The rainfall amount continues to descent, while the minimum of the number of rainy days can be noticed, its value is 4 days. The descent of the night temperature can be observed, with its value being 19.5 °C (67.1 °F).

    August weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Dar es Salaam, and the dry season is taking place as well. The sea temperature is on its minimum, the value of this measure is 25.3 °C (77.5 °F), and the minimum of the night temperature can be noticed as well in this month. The beginning of the rise of the number of rainy days could be noticed.

    September weather

    The beginning of the rise of the day temperature could be noticed in Dar es Salaam, and the night temperature starts to rise too in September. The minimum of the rainfall amount can be noticed, with its value being 24 mm (0.96 in). The tourist season continues, and the dry season continues as well.

    October weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Dar es Salaam. The day temperature continues to rise, with its value of 31.1 °C (88.0 °F), while the sea temperature starts to rise in October. The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, the value of this measure is 7 days, and the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed as well, with its value of 65 mm (2.56 in). The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value of 21.6 °C (70.9 °F).

    November weather

    The sea temperature rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 27.5 °C (81.5 °F) in Dar es Salaam, and the rise of the night temperature can be observed too, with its value being 23.2 °C (73.8 °F). The rise of the number of rainy days can be observed, its value is 12 days, and the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month too, with its value of 107 mm (4.19 in). The tourist season is taking place. The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed in November.

    December weather

    The tourist season is taking place in December in Dar es Salaam. The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, its value is 11 days, while the rise of the rainfall amount can be observed, the value of this measure is 112 mm (4.42 in). The sea temperature continues to rise, with its value being 28.3 °C (83.0 °F), and the night temperature rises similarly to the previous month as well, with its value of 24.4 °C (75.9 °F). The day length is on its maximum, the value of this measure is 12 hours.

    FAQs

    How many days of precipitation on average can I expect in January in Dar es Salaam?

    There are 7 days, which are rainy in Dar es Salaam in January, that is, days with precipitation more than 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 1.5 days of the week, or in general - 22 % days.

    Is there a wet season in February in Dar es Salaam?

    No, there is no wet season in February in Dar es Salaam - you can expect 5 days of rain during the month.

    What is the humidity in March in Dar es Salaam?

    In March in Dar es Salaam, expect humidity around 81 %. This humidity is rather above average, but except for sensitive individuals, it should not be a problem.

    How many hours of sun to expect in May in Dar es Salaam?

    There is an average length of sunshine of 6 hours per day in May in Dar es Salaam.

    What is the sea temperature in June in Dar es Salaam?

    In June in Dar es Salaam expect the sea to be warm at 26.8 °C (80.2 °F). Seems like an ideal temperature for swimming, you can stay in the sea for a long time and enjoy it as well.

    What temperature can I expect during the day in July in Dar es Salaam?

    The average daily temperature in Dar es Salaam in July is 29.1 °C (84.4 °F). The ideal temperature for enjoying sunbathing by the water and a good temperature for other activities. For some people, it will be too hot in the direct sunlight and the stay may not be so pleasant. Don't forget to pack flip-flops, sunscreen, and a hand fan if necessary - it may come in handy.

    Is August a good month to visit Dar es Salaam?

    In Dar es Salaam in August, there are ideal conditions for a vacation. The daily temperatures in this month reach pleasant 29.3 °C (84.7 °F). The temperature of the sea will be perfect at 25.3 °C (77.5 °F). At night, temperatures hover around a pleasant 19.4 °C (66.9 °F). There are only 4 days of rain in the whole month, so you can leave your umbrella at home.

    Is it hot in September in Dar es Salaam?

    In September in Dar es Salaam, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

    What is the night temperature in Dar es Salaam in October?

    The average night temperature in October in Dar es Salaam is 21.6 °C (70.9 °F). A very pleasant temperature for long evening walks, fun over a drink outside, or doing sports in the morning. If possible, look for a hotel with air conditioning.

    How windy is Dar es Salaam in November?

    In Dar es Salaam in November, there will be an average wind scale of 3.4.

    Is there a dry season in Dar es Salaam in December?

    No, December is not a dry month in Dar es Salaam, expect rain approximately 11 days in a month.