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The climate of Botswana: when to go to Botswana

Botswana has a semi arid climate – dry with low rainfall – with warm temperatures in the summer and cool in winter, with significant variations in thetemperatures both seasonal and between day and night.

The high temperatures undergo variations between day and night, this happens especially in the winter months between June and August, in this time of year are also possible frosts and normally have temperature differences of about 20 ° C between day and night.

The average maximum temperatures vary between values ​​around 34 ° C in summer to even values ​​of 22 ° C in winter, the average minimum temperatures have even more significant seasonal variation, with values ​​around 20 ° C in summer and winter values ​​between 7 ° C and 5 ° C.

The dry season, which typically runs from April to October, has a long duration that varies from six to nine months depending on the areas of the country, usually between May and September rains are almost absent. The rainy season is between November and March, the month of January is the wettest.

On average fall between 250 mm and 500 mm of rain a year,only in the northern end the rains are more than 500 mm per year, reaching 750 mm in some locations.

WHEN TO GO TO BOTSWANA

The best time for a trip to Botswana are the winter months, dry and cool between May and September.

BOTSWANA CLIMATE: CLIMATIC TABLES

GABORONE (1014 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19,7 32,7 32,5  6
February 19,3 32,1 30,2  5
March 17,4 30,8 20,9  5
April 13,5 28,4 12,9  3
May 8,3 25,6 8,4  2
June 5,0 23,1 10,2  1
July 4,4 22,9 0,4  1
August 7,5 26,2 4,8  1
September 12,3 30,0 6,1  2
October 16,3 32,0 13,1  4
November 17,7 32,3 17,3  5
December 18,8 32,5 32,9  6
YEAR 13,4 29,1 189,7  41
MAUN (927 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19,4 31,5 104  13
February 18,9 31,3 95  12
March 17,5 31,0 81  8
April 14,6 30,5 25  5
May 9,5 27,9 5  1
June 6,2 25,2 1  0
July 6,2 25,4 0,5  0
August 9,2 28,5 0  0
September 14,0 32,3 1  0
October 18,5 34,6 17  3
November 19,3 33,6 43  9
December 19,3 32,2 81  10
YEAR 14,4 30,3 452  61

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