Botswana weather, climate and best time to visit

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 30 26 24 21 20 25 30 31 31 32
Precipitation (mm) 51 24 24 15 3 2 1 0 1 17 27 38
Climate data from city: Gaborone

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14 day weather forecast Botswana

The weather for in Botswana will be 32° till 31° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Botswana is based on the weather conditions in the city of Gaborone.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
16°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 9
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
11°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
12°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 9
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
11°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 9
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
14°
0.2 mm 20% 4 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
16°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
11°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 9
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
18°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
17°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
13°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1

Climate Botswana

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 51 24 24 15 3 2 1 0 1 17 27 38
Days with rain 14 12 10 8 2 1 1 - 2 6 9 13
Dry days 17 16 21 22 29 29 30 31 28 25 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 5 6 7 7 7
Climate data from city: Gaborone

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 16 September 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.