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What is the climate like in Zambia?

The climate of Zambia has an average yearly temperature of 29°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 26°C and rise to 34°C.

Annually, about 1236 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Zambia.

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

Temperature 26 to 34°C
Rain 1236 mm

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Fantastic, around 35 degrees Celsius every day, blue sky. So... more

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The climate of Zambia

Climate table Zambia

The climate table for Zambia shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 26 26 27 26 27 26 26 29 32 34 31 28
Nighttime temperature (°C) 18 18 18 17 14 12 12 14 17 20 19 19
Precipitation (mm) 296 264 223 62 2,5 0 0,2 0 0,4 16 124 247
UV Index 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 9 8
Best month No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Zambia

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Zambia

Temperature by month in Zambia

Precipitation by month in Zambia

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Zambia.

Precipitation by month in Zambia

UV index by month in Zambia

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Zambia.

UV index by month in Zambia

Yearly temperature in Zambia

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

Yearly temperature in Zambia

Yearly total precipitation in Zambia

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Zambia.

Precipitation per year in Zambia

Weather experiences in Zambia

The weather in Zambia is rated an average of 4,1 out of 5 stars by 9 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Fantastic, around 35 degrees Celsius every day, blue sky. Some days there was a nice breeze. I visited Livingstone.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The evenings were cool, ideal for relaxing. It rained suddenly for a few days, but nothing ruined the vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Warm but not overheated, with temperatures up to 30 degrees. The minimalist rain provided relaxation. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Be prepared for constant heavy rain and humid heat. Not perfect, but the unique experience makes up for a lot.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

A few showers in the afternoon, but mostly clear and dry. The high temperatures could be stressful, but the evenings were pleasant.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The days were warm but bearable. The evenings were refreshing. Regular rain showers, typical of the rainy season, but they did not interfere with our plans. Beautiful sunsets!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The climate, with moderate temperatures, sunny days and little rain, was ideal for outdoor activities. Cool evenings made for pleasant nights. It was more than cozy.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

This vacation was marked by hot days and cool nights. The heat was bearable and not oppressive, perfect for relaxing. The occasional rain provided a welcome change.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

The temperature was warm but pleasant, the sky was mostly clear and there was very little rain. Suitable for various types of outdoor activities. Great experience!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Zambia by month

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