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 degrees Celsius from December to April (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

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 and 30 degrees Celsius (70 - 86 degrees Fahrenheit), while at night it can cool down to 6 degrees Celsius (42.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

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.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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