Best Time to Visit Zimbabwe

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Zimbabwe. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Harare und Victoria Falls. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Zimbabwe for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 33 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 07.36 in (0 – 15 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 18.4 °C (Harare) and 20.9 °C (Victoria Falls)
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Best Time to Visit Zimbabwe: Overview

JanuaryJan
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FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 29 °C
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 31 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 29 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Zimbabwe) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
Harareall except January, February, November, and December
Victoria FallsMarch, April, May, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Zimbabwe

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Harare

Climate Chart Harare
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Victoria Falls

Climate Chart Victoria Falls
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Zimbabwe

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Zimbabwe, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Harare (Zimbabwe)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature26°26°26°25°23°21°21°24°27°28°27°26°
Night Temperature16°16°15°12°11°13°15°16°
Precipitation (inch)7.366.183.781.50.390.160.040.120.311.343.786.73
Rainy days1413105100114814
Hours of Sunshine77889991010986
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Harare is 18.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: November (21.2 °C)
Coldest month: July (13.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 31.69 inch on 71 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 7.36 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Harare.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, September is the sunniest month with an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°29°29°28°27°24°25°28°31°33°31°29°
Night Temperature18°18°17°14°10°13°18°18°18°
Precipitation (inch)6.614.962.760.940.120.04000.081.062.526.85
Rainy days151372100004814
Hours of Sunshine78891010101010986
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Victoria Falls is 20.9 °C.

Warmest month: October (25.5 °C)
Coldest month: June (14.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 25.94 inch on 64 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Victoria Falls.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, September is the sunniest month with an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Victoria Falls: Flight of Angels Helicopter Experience | From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool | Victoria Falls: Night Game Drive and 3-Course Bush Dinner | From Victoria Falls: Zimbabwe Traditional Village Tour | Victoria Falls: Sunset Cruise on the Zambesi River | Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe: Scenic day Tour & Sunset Cruise | Victoria Falls: Private Guided Tour of the Falls |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Harare (Station Avenues)
moderate rain     moderate rain, 23.5 °C
Clouds: 44 %       Wind: 4 mph NNO
Air Pressure: 866.87 hPa       Humidity: 87 %
0.16 in of rain (last 3 hours)
Last updated: 19th Dec 2018, 01:22 pm
The next days …
20th Dec 201821st Dec 201822nd Dec 201823rd Dec 201824th Dec 201825th Dec 2018
moderate rain18 °C to 25 °Clight rain18 °C to 24 °Clight rain17 °C to 25 °Clight rain16 °C to 26 °Clight rain16 °C to 27 °Cmoderate rain16 °C to 26 °C
18 °C to 25 °C18 °C to 24 °C17 °C to 25 °C16 °C to 26 °C16 °C to 27 °C16 °C to 26 °C
Clouds: 8 %Clouds: 44 %Clouds: 24 %Clouds: 18 %Clouds: 37 %Clouds: 31 %
0.29 in of rain0.11 in of rain0.05 in of rain0.11 in of rain0.01 in of rain0.24 in of rain
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