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What is the climate like in Zanzibar?

The climate of Zanzibar has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 30°C and rise to 33°C.

Annually, about 1883 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Zanzibar.

The best time to visit Zanzibar is January and June until September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Zanzibar.

Temperature 30 to 33°C
Rain 1883 mm

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The climate of Zanzibar
  • Average yearly temperature: 32°C
  • Highest temperature: 33°C in February and March
  • Lowest temperature: 30°C in May, June, July and August
  • Rainfall: 1883 mm per year, averaging 157 mm by month
  • Driest months: 45 mm in June, 47 mm in August and 48 mm in February
  • Wettest months: 427 mm in April, 348 mm in May and 302 mm in November

Climate table Zanzibar

The climate table for Zanzibar shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 32 33 33 31 30 30 30 30 31 31 32 32
Nighttime temperature (°C) 26 26 26 25 25 24 23 23 23 24 25 25
Rainfall (mm) 70 48 138 427 348 45 55 47 49 121 302 233
UV Index 9 9 8 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 9
Best month Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Zanzibar

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Temperature by month in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Rainfall by month in Zanzibar

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Rainfall by month in Zanzibar, Tanzania

UV index by month in Zanzibar

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

UV index by month in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Yearly temperature in Zanzibar

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Zanzibar, Tanzania, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Yearly total rainfall in Zanzibar

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Rainfall per year in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Weather experiences in Zanzibar

The weather in Zanzibar is rated an average of 4,5 out of 5 stars by 2 visitors.

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Magnificent. In two weeks it has rained one day, only in the morning. The temperature during the day is around 30 degrees and the nights are warm, between 22-25 degrees.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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alternately the sun shone and it rained— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Zanzibar by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Zanzibar and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Zanzibar, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.