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Climate and weather of Botswana



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Botswana




 

Climate

 
Botswana has a subtropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 20° in July and 30° in January (they lose 10 to 15 degrees at night). Rainfall varies from 600 mm in the northeast to 130 mm in the southwest.

Dry season (April to September)
Temperatures rarely exceed 25° the day (21° in July). They can be very cool at night (they sometimes reach 0° in July). Dust brought by western winds covers the country in August and September

Rainy season (October to March)
Temperatures reach 30° during the day and lose ten degrees at night. They are very high (40°) in the north and in the southwest (the armest regions of the country). The wettest months are December, January and February but it rarely rains more than two consecutive days and thunderstorms are very localized. The northeast is much more watered (600 mm) than the southwest (130 mm).

 When to go to Botswana (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Botswana is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Gaborone (Capital of Botswana)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
31°
29°
27°
24°
21°
min
23°
22°
20°
17°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
21°
25°
28°
29°
31°
31°
min
11°
16°
19°
21°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
90
80
70
40
10
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
10
40
60
80

Francistown

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
30°
29°
29°
27°
25°
22°
min
22°
21°
20°
17°
13°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
26°
28°
30°
31°
29°
min
12°
16°
20°
21°
21°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
90
80
60
20
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
20
50
90

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Botswana are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Botswana weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Botswana, a country located in Southern Africa, is bordered by Namibia to the east, by Zambia to the north, by Zimbabwe to the northeast and by South Africa to the south.

Capital: Gaborone
Area: 600 000 kmē
Population: 2 000 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Pula

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