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    Zanzibar - Tanzania climate


    Zanzibar - Tanzania climate

    Weather charts for Zanzibar - Tanzania

    JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTemperature (° C)1520253035Precipitation (mm)0380
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    Climate overview and FAQs

    Climate overview

    Zanzibar (Tanzania) is a region with a tropical climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 28.5 °C (83.4 °F) in July to 33.0 °C (91.3 °F) in February. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in January with 23.9 °C (75.1 °F), the lowest in August with 20.4 °C (68.7 °F). The highest sea temperatures in Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar is February with its 4 days of rain, the rainiest month is April, when it rains 17 days.

    When is the best time to go to Zanzibar?

    The best time to visit Zanzibar is between June and March. During this period, temperatures are between 28.5 °C (83.4 °F) - 33.0 °C (91.3 °F), night temperatures are between 20.4 °C (68.7 °F) - 23.9 °C (75.1 °F), rainfall averages 8 days per month, and 7.9 hours of sunlight on average. The sea temperature at this time of the year is around 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) - 29.2 °C (84.5 °F).

    Is Zanzibar a year-round destination?

    Yes, Zanzibar is a year-round destination, the temperatures don't fall below 28.5 °C (83.4 °F) and the sea temperature below 25.3 °C (77.5 °F).

    When is the wet season in Zanzibar?

    There is a wet season in Zanzibar between the months of April - May. During this period it rains on average 16 days per month and approximately 329 mm (12.96 in) of rain falls per month.

    What sea temperatures can I expect in Zanzibar?

    In Zanzibar, sea temperatures between 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) and 29.2 °C (84.5 °F) can be expected during the year.

    What temperatures can I expect in Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar enjoys daily temperatures in the range of 28.5 °C (83.4 °F) - 33.0 °C (91.3 °F) during the year.

    What are the night temperatures in Zanzibar?

    Night temperatures in Zanzibar range between 20.4 °C (68.7 °F) and 23.9 °C (75.1 °F) throughout the year.

    What is the least cloudy season in Zanzibar?

    The least cloudy months in Zanzibar are December - February, when the cloud cover is on average only 33 %.

    What is the humidity in Zanzibar?

    Generally, Zanzibar belongs to destinations with higher humidity. It ranges from 76 % to 84 %.

    Which month is the sunniest in Zanzibar?

    The period, which is the sunniest in Zanzibar, is in the months of January - March, when there is an average of 7.9 sun hours per day.

    Is it windy in Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar is a destination with rather light or moderate winds. The months with the strongest wind are December - January, weakest wind months are March - May.

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