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Climate and weather of Zambia



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Zambia




 

Climate

 
Zambia has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 25° in June and 32° in October. The rains are higher in the south (600 mm per year) and in the north (1 500 mm per year).

Rainy season (November to March)
Temperatures reach 30° during the day and 20° at night. Rainfall is abundant in the north and moderate in the south (December, January and February are the wettest months). Humidity is very high.

Dry season (April to October)
Temperatures are mild from April to August (25° during the daytime and 10° at night) and high from September to October (30° during the daytime and 15° at night) .Temperatures drop occasionally below 10° on the hills.

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

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Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Lusaka (Capital of Zambia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
28°
28°
27°
26°
24°
min
18°
17°
16°
14°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
24°
26°
30°
32°
30°
28°
min
13°
16°
17°
18°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
250
180
90
30
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
20
90
210

Kasama

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
26°
27°
27°
26°
26°
25°
min
16°
16°
16°
15°
14°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
25°
27°
30°
31°
29°
27°
min
11°
14°
16°
16°
16°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
280
240
230
90
10
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
20
160
290

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

Zambia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Zambia, a country located in Central Africa, is bordered by Zimbabwe to the south, by Botswana and Namibia to the southwest, by Angola to the west, by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, by Tanzania to the northeast, by Malawi to the east and by Mozambique to the southeast.

Capital: Lusaka
Area: 753 000 kmē
Population: 14 500 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Zambian kwacha

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