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Climate and weather of Zanzibar



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Zanzibar




 

Climate

 
Zanzibar has an equatorial climate with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons.

Temperatures range between 28 and 32° during the year. Rainfall is abundant (1 600 mm per year) and humidity is high all year round.

First rainy season (March to May)
Temperatures range between 30° during the daytime and 25° at night. Heavy showers fall almost every day.

Second rainy season (October to December)
Temperatures are stable (30° during the daytime, 25° at night). Rains are short and sporadic.

First dry season (June to September) and second dry season (January to February)
Temperatures are high (28° in August and 32° in January), the rains are sporadic and the sky is blue most of the time.

 When to go to Zanzibar (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Zanzibar 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

Stone Town (Capital of Zanzibar)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
33°
33°
31°
29°
29°
min
25°
25°
26°
26°
24°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
29°
29°
31°
32°
32°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
24°
25°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
90
50
150
400
250
60
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
50
50
50
100
220
190

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

Zanzibar weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The island of Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean.

Capital: Stone Town
Area: Zanzibar 1 658 kmē, Pemba 984 kmē
Population: 1 300 000 inhabitants
Languages: Swahili, English
Currency: Tanzanian shilling

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