Tanzania
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Tanzania

The best time to visit in Tanzania is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Tanzania is 32°C in October and the lowest is 27°C in April.

Tanzania has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Tanzania 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 Tanzania by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 28 29 28 27 27 27 27 29 31 32 32 30
Precipitation (mm) 121 73 96 44 4 0 0 0 0 1 24 110

Climate data from city: Dodoma




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14 day weather forecast Tanzania

The weather for Tanzania will be 24° 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 Tanzania is based on the weather conditions in the city of Dodoma.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Friday
28 january
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23°C
18°C
13.4 mm
80%
2 Bft
ZZO
1
Saturday
29 january
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24°C
18°C
14.6 mm
85%
1 Bft
O
1
Sunday
30 january
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22°C
18°C
8.2 mm
75%
1 Bft
OZO
1
Monday
31 january
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23°C
17°C
0.3 mm
10%
1 Bft
ZZW
1
Tuesday
1 february
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24°C
17°C
10.6 mm
80%
1 Bft
W
2
Wednesday
2 february
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24°C
18°C
0.6 mm
15%
2 Bft
WZW
2
Thursday
3 february
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26°C
17°C
9.6 mm
75%
1 Bft
ZZW
2
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Friday
4 february
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23°C
18°C
15.4 mm
85%
1 Bft
ZW
2
Saturday
5 february
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25°C
17°C
16.3 mm
85%
2 Bft
WZW
2
Sunday
6 february
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26°C
17°C
4.1 mm
60%
1 Bft
ZZO
3
Monday
7 february
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26°C
17°C
14.9 mm
85%
1 Bft
W
3
Tuesday
8 february
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27°C
17°C
12.0 mm
80%
1 Bft
ZZO
3
Wednesday
9 february
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26°C
17°C
9.6 mm
75%
1 Bft
ZO
3
Thursday
10 february
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27°C
18°C
6.3 mm
70%
1 Bft
Z
3

Climate Tanzania

Tanzania has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Tanzania is 29° degrees and there is about 474 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 244 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Tanzania

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 28 29 28 27 27 27 27 29 31 32 32 30
Night temp. (°C) 18 17 18 17 16 15 14 15 16 18 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 121 73 96 44 4 0 0 0 0 1 24 110
Days with rain 20 17 21 17 5 1 1 - 1 1 8 18
Dry days 11 11 10 13 26 29 30 31 29 30 22 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 6 6

Climate data from city: Dodoma

Tanzania weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Tanzania? 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 Tanzania?

Tanzania lies in a straight line about 3,501 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Dodoma).

How long is the flight to Tanzania?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Tanzania is approximately 5 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Tanzania?

These are the largest airports in Tanzania:

Airports on the well-known islands of Tanzania:

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport — Zanzibar

How many inhabitants are there in Tanzania?

Tanzania has approximately 52,554,628 inhabitants.

How big is Tanzania?

The area of Tanzania is around 945,087 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Tanzania?

The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma.

What is the currency of Tanzania?

In Tanzania the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 January 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.065 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 15.42 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 6.48 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 1,542.31 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 150.36 Tanzanian shilling
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 0.007 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 15,036.06 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 0.67 South African rand

What is the area code of Tanzania?

The area code to call Tanzania is +255.