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The climate of Tanzania: when to go to Tanzania

Tanzania is located just south of the equator, but the equatorial climate affects only small areas at the northern end of the country. Most of Tanzania is mainly affected by a tropical climate with two seasons clearly differentiated according to the monsoon rains.

Tanzania’s climate is mainly influenced by two factors: the presence of the Indian ocean which causes monsoon rains and the presence of highlands which characterize most of the country’s territory.

THE PRECIPITATIONS

Along the coast of Tanzania, the rains fall between November and May, while the dry season occurs between June and October, on average about 1,100 mm of precipitation per year fall in the Dar es Salaam region, while on the island of Zanzibar they fall about 1,400 mm of rain per year.

In the highlands of the interior the rains decrease considerably, in these areas the rainy season is reduced to the months between November and April, in central Tanzania there are average annual rainfall values around 600 mm, these values tend to increase approaching the area of large lakes up to values around 900 / 1,000 mm per year.

THE TEMPERATURES

Temperatures are stable throughout the year and seasonal variations are minimal, but are affected by differences in altitude. Along the coast the maximum average temperatures vary between 33 ° C and 28 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 22 ° C and 25 ° C. In the highlands of the interior, temperatures are several degrees lower.

The sea water temperature along the coasts of Tanzania and in Zanzibar varies between 25 ° C and 29 ° C.

WHEN TO GO TO TANZANIA

The best time for a trip to Tanzania are the driest months between June and October.

The climate of Zanzibar.

THE CLIMATE OF TANZANIA: CLIMATE TABLES

CLIMATE TABLE OF DAR ES SALAAM

DAR ES SALAAM (5 meters)
MonthAverage low temperature (° C)Average high temperature (°C)Precipitation (mm)Precipitation days
January23,531,876,3 7
February 23,332,454,9 4
March22,832,1138,1 11
April22,430,7254,2 18
May21,329,8197,8 13
June19,229,342,9 5
July18,228,925,6 4
August18,129,424,1 4
September18,430,322,8 3
October19,730,969,3 5
November21,331,4125,9 8
December22,831,6117,8 9
YEAR20,930,71149,7 91

CLIMATE TABLE OF ZANZIBAR

ZANZIBAR (3 meters)
MonthAverage low temperature (° C)Average high temperature (°C)Precipitation (mm)Precipitation days
January2432585
February2433665
March25331478
April253032011
May242929010
June2328534
July2228282
August 2228302
September2229413
October 2330664
November24321709
December24321408
YEAR 23,5 30,3140971

CLIMATE TABLE OF DODOMA

DODOMA (1120 meters)
MonthAverage low temperature (° C)Average high temperature (°C)Precipitation (mm)Precipitation days
January18,629,4133,7 10
February18,629,4144,5 9
March18,329,0113,9 7
April17,928,757,8 5
May16,528,05,3 1
June14,427,10,1 0
July13,626,50 0
August14,227,30 0
September15,329,00 0
October16,930,52,1 0
November18,330,126, 2
December18,830,4123,3 7
YEAR606,9 41

CLIMATE TABLE OF MWANZA

MWANZA (1140 meters)
MonthAverage low temperature (° C)Average high temperature (°C)Precipitation (mm)Precipitation days
January17,727,6103,7 10
February17,827,9108,0 8
March18,028,5139,8 11
April18,227,8168,2 14
May17,728,172,8 8
June16,228,421,1 2
July15,428,311,9 1
August16,428,720,5 2
September17,329,022,8 3
October18,128,585,6 8
November18,127,5157,1 13
December17,927,3138,9 12
YEAR1050,7 92

CLIMATE TABLE OF TABORA

TABORA (1241 meters)
MonthAverage low temperature (° C)Average high temperature (°C)Precipitation (mm)Precipitation days
January17,628,0143
February17,428,8144
March17,529,3169
April17,229,0133
May15,929,330
June13,928,90
July13,128,41
August16,030,62
September17,832,111
October18,932,326
November18,630,1140
December18,128,7184
YEAR983

THE TEMPERATURE OF THE SEA WATER IN ZANZIBAR

ZANZIBAR
MonthSea water temperature °C
January28
February29
March29
April29
May28
June26
July25
August25
September25
October26
November28
December28
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