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Climate and Average Weather in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwehas a tropical climate which is moderated by the different altitudes. Zimbabwe has a distinctly dry season which starts in May and lasts until mid-October. The hot and wet rainy season starts the end of October / mid-November and lasts until April.

The summer months (November - February) are the warmest months in Zimbabwe. Rainfall creates a high relative humidity, which makes traveling significantly less pleasant. Maximum temperatures are around 30°C from December to April.

The best travel time for a holiday would be from mid-May to August. This is the driest period and temperatures are mostly pleasant. The maximums are on average between 21°C and 30°C, while at night it can cool down to 6°C.

For those that want to go on safari in Zimbabwe the best months are July and August. However the prices for accommodations and fully catered tours are much higher during this period.

Are you interested in more detailed weather and climate information for various cities in Zimbabwe?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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