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Usual weather in Tanzania

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Tanzania? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Tanzania

The climate of Tanzania is tropical along coast and temperate in highlands. You can expect most rainfall in October in the north, but in November and December in the south, and then again in December in the north. Weather is generally warm, but it is colder in higher elevation.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Arusha, Arusha National Park, Bagamoyo, Bukoba, Central Tanzania, Chake Chake, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Jambiani, Karatu, Katesh, Kendwa, Kigoma, Kilwa, Kondoa, Lagosa, Lake Manyara National Park, Lindi, Lusahunga, Lushoto, Mafia Island, Mahale Mountains, Makambako, Masasi, Matemwe, Mbeya, Mikindani, Mikumi National Park, Morogoro, Moshi, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mpanda, Mpwapwa, Mto Wa Mbu, Mtwara, Mwanza, Ndanda, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Njombe, Northeast Tanzania, Northwest Tanzania, Nungwi, Paje, Pemba Island, Pembwe and the Southeast, Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Singida, Songea, Southern Highlands, Stone Town, Sumbawanga, Tabora, Tanga, Tarangire National Park, Tukuyu, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Zanzibar.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is October, the average maximum temperature is 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 17.3 ℃ (63.14 ℉). The coldest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 10.2. The least rainy month here is June, the average number of rainy days is 0.

When travelling to some places in Tanzania, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Kilimanjaro (5895 m) and the lowest point is Indian Ocean (0 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Tanzania. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in January is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in January is 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.6 ℃ (65.48 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.75 ℃ (85.55 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 10.2. The average rainfall is 134.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:26 and at the end of the month 12:22.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in February is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in February is 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.4 ℃ (65.12 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). At the end of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.35 ℃ (84.83 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 8.8. The average rainfall is 146.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:22 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:18 and at the end of the month 12:13.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in March is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in March is 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.35 ℃ (84.83 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.7 ℃ (83.66 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 7. The average rainfall is 114.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:13 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 and at the end of the month 12:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in April is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in April is 28.8 ℃ (83.84 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.8 ℃ (64.04 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.7 ℃ (83.66 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 5. The average rainfall is 57.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:58 and at the end of the month 11:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in May is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in May is 28.4 ℃ (83.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17 ℃ (62.6 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.85 ℃ (82.13 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 1. The average rainfall is 5.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:50 and at the end of the month 11:47.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in June is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in June is 27.3 ℃ (81.14 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.5 ℃ (58.1 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.85 ℃ (82.13 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.8 ℃ (80.24 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 0. The average rainfall is 0.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:47 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:46 and at the end of the month 11:46.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in July is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in July is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.8 ℃ (80.24 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.65 ℃ (79.97 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:46 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:47 and at the end of the month 11:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in August is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in August is 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.1 ℃ (57.38 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.65 ℃ (79.97 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.2 ℃ (82.76 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:54 and at the end of the month 11:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in September is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in September is 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.9 ℃ (60.62 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.2 ℃ (82.76 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.3 ℃ (86.54 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:03 and at the end of the month 12:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in October is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in October is 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.3 ℃ (63.14 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.3 ℃ (86.54 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.5 ℃ (86.9 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 0. The average rainfall is 2.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:13 and at the end of the month 12:18.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in November is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in November is 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.5 ℃ (86.9 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 2. The average rainfall is 26.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:18 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:22 and at the end of the month 12:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Tanzania in December is this: The average highest temperature in Tanzania in December is 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.75 ℃ (85.55 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 7.1. The average rainfall is 123.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:28 and at the end of the month 12:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Tanzania in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Dar Es Salaamtemperature: - highest temperature: 32.5 ℃ (90.5 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉)rainfall: 119.2mmrainy days: 9.2
Dodomatemperature: - highest temperature: 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉)rainfall: 123.6mmrainy days: 7.1
Mtwaratemperature: - highest temperature: 30.4 ℃ (86.72 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.3 ℃ (73.94 ℉)rainfall: 15.4mmrainy days: 10.8
Mwanzatemperature: - highest temperature: 27.3 ℃ (81.14 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.7 ℃ (63.86 ℉)rainfall: 139.5mmrainy days: 12
Taboratemperature: - highest temperature: 28.8 ℃ (83.84 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉)rainfall: 17mmrainy days: 16.2
Tangatemperature: - highest temperature: 32.5 ℃ (90.5 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉)rainfall: 84.1mmrainy days: 8
Zanzibartemperature: - highest temperature: 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉)rainfall: 19.3mmrainy days: 12.9




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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