Climate of Zambia
Zambia has a moderate climate. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Zambia is 26° degrees and there is about 585 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 65% and an UV-index of 6.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 22°C and 32°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 10°C and 19°C
- Rain: it rains 138 days and there is a total of approximately 583 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3231 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 22°C and 32°C|
|Warmest month:||32°C in October|
|Coldest month:||22°C in June|
|Night temperature:||between 10°C and 19°C|
|Dry days:||227 days|
|Days with rain:||138 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||583 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||3231 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Zambia.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Zambia.
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Climate table of Zambia
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Zambia. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Zambia might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||26||25||25||24||24||22||22||26||30||32||30||27|
|Night temp. (°C)||18||18||17||15||13||11||10||13||16||19||19||19|
|Days with rain||27||25||22||12||5||3||3||1||-||2||14||24|
|Sun hours per day||9||8||8||7||7||7||7||8||11||12||12||10|
|Wind force (Bft)||2||2||2||2||2||2||3||3||3||3||2||2|
Best time to visit Zambia
To go to Zambia, the best time to visit is March through November. In this period you have a hot temperature and little precipitation. In Zambia, October is the warmest month with 32°C and the most cold month is 22°C in June.
Climate of Zambia by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Zambia? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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