Zimbabwe weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

The best time to visit in Zimbabwe is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zimbabwe is 30°C in October and the lowest is 22°C in June.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Climate data from city: Harare

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14 day weather forecast Zimbabwe

The weather for in Zimbabwe will be 32° till 24° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Zimbabwe is based on the weather conditions in the city of Harare.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Monday 29 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 30 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
19°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 1 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
20°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
21°
0.6 mm 15% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
21°
3.0 mm 50% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
29.7 mm 90% 4 m/s 3
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
16°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
24°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
24°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
23°
1.4 mm 30% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
21°
2.5 mm 45% 4 m/s 3

Climate Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe is 26° degrees and there is about 501 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 228 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Zimbabwe

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Night temp. (°C) 17 16 15 13 11 9 8 10 13 16 17 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Days with rain 24 20 17 11 4 1 3 1 1 4 13 22
Dry days 7 8 14 19 27 29 28 30 29 27 17 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 11 10 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 12 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 5
Climate data from city: Harare

Zimbabwe weather by month

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

Zimbabwe lies in a straight line about 1,969 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Harare).

How long is the flight to Zimbabwe?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Zimbabwe is approximately 3 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Zimbabwe?

These are the largest airports in Zimbabwe:

  • Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport – Harare
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport – Bulawayo
  • Victoria Falls International Airport – Victoria Falls

How many inhabitants are there in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has approximately 14,542,235 inhabitants.

How big is Zimbabwe?

The area of Zimbabwe is around 390,580 km². It is 3,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

The capital of Zimbabwe is Harare.

What is the currency of Zimbabwe?

In Zimbabwe the US dollar (USD), Botswana pula (BWP), Pound sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), South African rand (ZAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 November 2021

  • 1 US dollar = 0.065 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 15.42 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.648 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 154.23 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 6.48 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,542.31 US dollar
  • 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
  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.049 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 20.45 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 0.489 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 204.51 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 4.89 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2,045.11 Pound sterling
  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Zimbabwe?

The area code to call Zimbabwe is +263.