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Usual weather in Zimbabwe

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Zimbabwe? 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 Zimbabwe

The climate of Zimbabwe is tropical, weather is moderated by altitude. Rainy season is from November to March, dry season is from May to September. Some parts of the dry season may be colder.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Bulawayo, Bumi Hills, Chimanimani, Chinhoyi, Eastern Highlands, Great Zimbabwe, Gweru, Harare, Hwange National Park, Kariba, Lake Kariba Lower Zambezi, Mana Pools National Park, Mashonaland, Masvingo, Matabeleland, Matobo National Park, Mutare, Mutoroshanga Ethel Mine, Southeastern Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls.

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 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). The coldest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 21.5 ℃ (70.7 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 6.7 ℃ (44.06 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 17.2. The least rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 0.

When travelling to some places in Zimbabwe, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Inyangani (2592 m) and the lowest point is junction of the Runde and Save Rivers (162 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. 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 Zimbabwe. 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 Zimbabwe in January is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in January is 26.1 ℃ (78.98 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.7 ℃ (60.26 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 17.2. The average rainfall is 188.1 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 13:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:04 and at the end of the month 12:54.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 Zimbabwe in February is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in February is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 16.2 ℃ (61.16 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). At the end of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 13.9. The average rainfall is 179 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 12:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:41 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.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Zimbabwe in March is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in March is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.7 ℃ (58.46 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.05 ℃ (78.89 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 9.8. The average rainfall is 99.8 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 12:11 and at the end of the month 11:56.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 Zimbabwe in April is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in April is 25.8 ℃ (78.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.8 ℃ (55.04 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.05 ℃ (78.89 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.1 ℃ (77.18 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 5.1. The average rainfall is 37.9 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 11:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:41 and at the end of the month 11:27.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 Zimbabwe in May is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in May is 24.4 ℃ (75.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9.6 ℃ (49.28 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.1 ℃ (77.18 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.4 ℃ (74.12 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 2. The average rainfall is 7.2 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 11:27 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:16 and at the end of the month 11:08.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.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Zimbabwe in June is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in June is 22.4 ℃ (72.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.1 ℃ (44.78 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.4 ℃ (74.12 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.95 ℃ (71.51 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 1. The average rainfall is 1.8 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 11:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:03 and at the end of the month 11:03.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.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Zimbabwe in July is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in July is 21.5 ℃ (70.7 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.7 ℃ (44.06 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.95 ℃ (71.51 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.8 ℃ (73.04 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 0. The average rainfall is 2.2 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 11:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:08 and at the end of the month 11:17.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 Zimbabwe in August is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in August is 24.1 ℃ (75.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.8 ℃ (47.84 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.8 ℃ (73.04 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.15 ℃ (79.07 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 1. The average rainfall is 2.9 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 11:17 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:28 and at the end of the month 11:41.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 Zimbabwe in September is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in September is 28.2 ℃ (82.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.1 ℃ (53.78 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.15 ℃ (79.07 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.35 ℃ (83.03 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 1. The average rainfall is 6.4 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 11:41 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:56 and at the end of the month 12:11.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 Zimbabwe in October is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in October is 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.35 ℃ (83.03 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 5. The average rainfall is 39.8 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 12:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:26 and at the end of the month 12:41.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 Zimbabwe in November is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in November is 28.1 ℃ (82.58 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 16.1 ℃ (60.98 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.4 ℃ (81.32 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 10.1. The average rainfall is 92.5 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 12:41 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:54 and at the end of the month 13:04.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 Zimbabwe in December is this: The average highest temperature in Zimbabwe in December is 26.7 ℃ (80.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.8 ℃ (60.44 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.4 ℃ (81.32 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 15.7. The average rainfall is 180.1 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 13:04 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:10 and at the end of the month 13:11.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 Zimbabwe in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Hararetemperature: - highest temperature: 26.7 ℃ (80.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.8 ℃ (60.44 ℉)rainfall: 180.1mmrainy days: 15.7
Bulawayotemperature: - highest temperature: 28.1 ℃ (82.58 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.2 ℃ (61.16 ℉)rainfall: 122.3mmrainy days: 10
Kwekwetemperature: - highest temperature: 29 ℃ (84.2 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.8 ℃ (62.24 ℉)rainfall: 143.8mmrainy days: 13
Kadomatemperature: - highest temperature: 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉)lowest temperature: 18 ℃ (64.4 ℉)rainfall: 163.7mmrainy days: 12.7
Gwerutemperature: - highest temperature: 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.3 ℃ (59.54 ℉)rainfall: 156mmrainy days: 11.8
Mutaretemperature: - highest temperature: 27.8 ℃ (82.04 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.8 ℃ (62.24 ℉)rainfall: 167mmrainy days: 11.7
Gokwetemperature: - highest temperature: 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.1 ℃ (64.58 ℉)rainfall: 173.3mmrainy days: 14.3
Mount Darwintemperature: - highest temperature: 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.8 ℃ (65.84 ℉)rainfall: 184mmrainy days: 14.3
Karoitemperature: - highest temperature: 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.2 ℃ (62.96 ℉)rainfall: 173.3mmrainy days: 14.7
Maronderatemperature: - highest temperature: 24.1 ℃ (75.38 ℉)lowest temperature: 15 ℃ (59 ℉)rainfall: 190.3mmrainy days: 15.2
Rusapetemperature: - highest temperature: 25.4 ℃ (77.72 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.5 ℃ (59.9 ℉)rainfall: 170.5mmrainy days: 12.2
Plumtreetemperature: - highest temperature: 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.6 ℃ (61.88 ℉)rainfall: 118.1mmrainy days: 10.2
Masvingotemperature: - highest temperature: 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉)rainfall: 137mmrainy days: 10
Victoria Fallstemperature: - highest temperature: 30.5 ℃ (86.9 ℉)lowest temperature: 18 ℃ (64.4 ℉)rainfall: 174.8mmrainy days: 13
Beitbridgetemperature: - highest temperature: 32.5 ℃ (90.5 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉)rainfall: 54mmrainy days: 5
Chipingetemperature: - highest temperature: 26.7 ℃ (80.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.7 ℃ (62.06 ℉)rainfall: 213.2mmrainy days: 11.2
Hwangetemperature: - highest temperature: 29.3 ℃ (84.74 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.8 ℃ (64.04 ℉)rainfall: 127.6mmrainy days: 12.1
Karibatemperature: - highest temperature: 30.7 ℃ (87.26 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.8 ℃ (73.04 ℉)rainfall: 171.6mmrainy days: 13.9




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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