Zambia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zambia

The best time to visit in Zambia is from February until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zambia is 32°C in October and the lowest is 22°C in June.

Zambia has the moderate climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Zambia 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 Zambia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137
Climate data from city: Lusaka

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14 day weather forecast Zambia

The weather for in Zambia will be 34° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Zambia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Lusaka.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
17°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Monday 29 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
19°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Tuesday 30 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
21°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 1 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
24°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
0.6 mm 15% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
21°
3.7 mm 55% 5 m/s 3
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
20°
1.8 mm 35% 5 m/s 3
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
26°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
19°
1.8 mm 35% 6 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
20°
2.5 mm 45% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
21°
1.3 mm 30% 2 m/s 3

Climate Zambia

Zambia has the moderate climate prevailing. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Zambia is 26° degrees and there is about 585 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 65% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Zambia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 13 16 19 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137
Days with rain 27 25 22 12 5 3 3 1 - 2 14 24
Dry days 4 3 9 18 26 27 28 30 30 29 16 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 11 12 12 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6
Climate data from city: Lusaka

Zambia weather by month

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

Zambia lies in a straight line about 2,500 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Lusaka).

How long is the flight to Zambia?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Zambia is approximately 4 hours.

What are the largest airports in Zambia?

These are the largest airports in Zambia:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Lusaka – Lusaka
  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport – Ndola
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone

How many inhabitants are there in Zambia?

Zambia has approximately 16,405,229 inhabitants.

How big is Zambia?

The area of Zambia is around 752,614 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Zambia?

The capital of Zambia is Lusaka.

What is the currency of Zambia?

In Zambia the Zambian kwacha (ZMK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 November 2021

  • 1 Zambian kwacha = 583.62 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.002 Zambian kwacha
  • 10 Zambian kwacha = 5,836.17 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.017 Zambian kwacha
  • 100 Zambian kwacha = 58,361.72 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 0.17 Zambian kwacha

What is the area code of Zambia?

The area code to call Zambia is +260.