Climate Tanzania

Tanzania has a semi-arid climate. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Tanzania is 29° degrees and there is about 474 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 244 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 6.

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Climate Tanzania by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 28 29 28 27 27 27 27 29 31 32 32 30
Night temp. (°C) 18 17 18 17 16 15 14 15 16 18 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 121 73 96 44 4 0 0 0 0 1 24 110
Days with rain 20 17 21 17 5 1 1 - 1 1 8 18
Dry days 11 11 10 13 26 29 30 31 29 30 22 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 6 6

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Best time to visit Tanzania

To go to Tanzania, the best time to visit is February through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Tanzania, October is the warmest month with 32°C and the most cold month is 27°C in April.

Tanzania weather by month

What is the average Tanzania weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Tanzania?

Tanzania lies in a straight line about 5,998 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Dodoma).

How long is the flight to Tanzania?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Tanzania is approximately 7 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Tanzania?

These are the largest airports in Tanzania:

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam
  • Mwanza Airport (MWZ) in Mwanza
  • Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha
  • Songwe Airport (MBI) in Mbeya
  • Tanga Airport (TGT) in Tanga
  • Mtwara Airport (MYW) in Mtwara
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Arusha Chini

Airports on the well-known islands of Tanzania:

  • Zanzibar
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar (city)

How many inhabitants does Tanzania have?

Tanzania has 52,554,628 inhabitants.

How big is Tanzania?

The surface area of Tanzania is 945,087 km². It is 1,5x bigger than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Tanzania?

The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma.

What is the area code of Tanzania?

The area code to call Tanzania is +255.

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