22 to 32°C
3231 hours
sunshine per day
583 mm
227 days
138 days
0 days

Climate of Zambia

Zambia has a moderate climate. 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 averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 22°C and 32°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 10°C and 19°C
  • Rain: it rains 138 days and there is a total of approximately 583 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3231 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 22°C and 32°C
Warmest month: 32°C in October
Coldest month: 22°C in June
Night temperature: between 10°C and 19°C
Dry days: 227 days
Days with rain: 138 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 583 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3231 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Zambia.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Zambia.

Climate table of Zambia

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Zambia. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Zambia might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Zambia

To go to Zambia, the best time to visit is March through November. In this period you have a hot temperature and little precipitation. In Zambia, October is the warmest month with 32°C and the most cold month is 22°C in June.

Climate of Zambia by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Zambia? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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