Best time to visit Botswana
The best time to visit in Botswana is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Botswana is 32°C in December and the lowest is 20°C in July.
Botswana has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Botswana or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.
Average weather Botswana by month
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14 day weather forecast Botswana
The weather for in Botswana will be 34° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
The weather forecast for Botswana is based on the weather conditions in the city of Gaborone.
Weather forecast this week
|Monday 6 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|2.9 mm||50%||3 m/s||2|
|Tuesday 7 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|5.6 mm||65%||4 m/s||2|
|Wednesday 8 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||15%||5 m/s||1|
|Thursday 9 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1.9 mm||40%||4 m/s||1|
|Friday 10 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|2.1 mm||40%||3 m/s||3|
|Saturday 11 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14.1 mm||80%||4 m/s||3|
|Sunday 12 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|12.7 mm||80%||3 m/s||3|
Weather forecast next week
|Monday 13 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||15%||4 m/s||3|
|Tuesday 14 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1.0 mm||25%||4 m/s||3|
|Wednesday 15 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|4.8 mm||60%||3 m/s||4|
|Thursday 16 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.3 mm||10%||6 m/s||3|
|Friday 17 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|4.7 mm||60%||4 m/s||3|
|Saturday 18 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||15%||2 m/s||4|
|Sunday 19 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.3 mm||10%||7 m/s||4|
Botswana has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Botswana is 28° degrees and there is about 205 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 258 days a year with an average humidity of 47% and an UV-index of 6.
Climate table of Botswana
|Day temp. (°C)||31||31||30||26||24||21||20||25||30||31||31||32|
|Night temp. (°C)||21||20||18||15||12||8||8||10||14||18||20||21|
|Days with rain||14||12||10||8||2||1||1||-||2||6||9||13|
|Sun hours per day||12||10||10||8||7||7||7||8||10||12||12||12|
|Wind force (Bft)||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||3||3||2|
Botswana weather by month
What is the average weather like in a given month for Botswana? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.
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Frequently asked questions
Where is Botswana?
Botswana lies in a straight line about 1,427 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Gaborone).
How long is the flight to Botswana?
The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Botswana is approximately 2 h. 30 min.
What are the largest airports in Botswana?
These are the largest airports in Botswana:
How many inhabitants are there in Botswana?
Botswana has approximately 2,230,905 inhabitants.
How big is Botswana?
The area of Botswana is around 600,370 km². It is 2,5x smaller than New Zealand.
What is the capital of Botswana?
The capital of Botswana is Gaborone.
What is the currency of Botswana?
In Botswana the Botswana pula (BWP) is used to pay.
Exchange rates on 6 December 2021
- 1 Botswana pula = 0.72 South African rand
- 1 South African rand = 1.39 Botswana pula
- 10 Botswana pula = 7.20 South African rand
- 10 South African rand = 13.90 Botswana pula
- 100 Botswana pula = 71.97 South African rand
- 100 South African rand = 139.01 Botswana pula
What is the area code of Botswana?
The area code to call Botswana is +267.