Zanzibar
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zanzibar

The best time to visit the island of on Zanzibar in Tanzania is from January until March and June until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in on Zanzibar is 30°C in March and the lowest is 27°C in June.

Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in on Zanzibar or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Zanzibar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104



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14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

The weather for Zanzibar will be 30° till 33° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Friday
21 january
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30°C
23°C
13.3 mm
80%
3 Bft
ONO
28°C
1
Saturday
22 january
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28°C
23°C
14.6 mm
85%
2 Bft
O
28°C
1
Sunday
23 january
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30°C
23°C
6.4 mm
70%
2 Bft
ZW
28°C
1
Monday
24 january
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26°C
23°C
8.9 mm
75%
3 Bft
WNW
28°C
1
Tuesday
25 january
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32°C
23°C
3.1 mm
50%
2 Bft
ZZW
28°C
1
Wednesday
26 january
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32°C
24°C
0.1 mm
20%
4 Bft
ONO
28°C
3
Thursday
27 january
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33°C
25°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
NNO
28°C
3
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Friday
28 january
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33°C
25°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
OZO
28°C
3
Saturday
29 january
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34°C
24°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
NNO
28°C
3
Sunday
30 january
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33°C
25°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
ZZO
28°C
2
Monday
31 january
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30°C
25°C
0.1 mm
20%
2 Bft
ZZW
28°C
3
Tuesday
1 february
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33°C
25°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
NO
28°C
3
Wednesday
2 february
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33°C
25°C
2.9 mm
50%
2 Bft
OZO
28°C
3
Thursday
3 february
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28°C
23°C
9.1 mm
75%
2 Bft
ZO
28°C
3

Climate Zanzibar

The island Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 28° degrees and there is about 928 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 63 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Zanzibar

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Night temp. (°C) 27 27 27 26 25 24 24 24 24 25 26 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104
Days with rain 16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry days 15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7

Zanzibar weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Zanzibar? 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.


Weather experiences Zanzibar

michael was here in october
Weather rating: Good
October temperature usually is fine

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is an island belonging to Tanzania. It lies in a straight line at 5,686 km from Islamabad.

The coordinates of Zanzibar are:

  • Latitude: -6.16394
  • Longitude: 39.19793

The GPS coordinates are 6° 9' S, 39° 11' E

How long is the flight to Zanzibar?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Zanzibar is approximately 7 h. 10 min.

What are the airports on Zanzibar?

These are the airports that are on Zanzibar:

How many inhabitants are there on Zanzibar?

Zanzibar has approximately 1,303,569 inhabitants.

How big is Zanzibar?

The area of Zanzibar is around 2,461 km². It is 323x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the currency of Zanzibar?

On Zanzibar the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 21 January 2022

  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 0.006 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 159.78 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 0.63 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 15,977.80 Pakistani rupee
  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 14.51 Tanzanian shilling
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 0.069 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 1,451.41 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 6.89 Pakistani rupee

What is the area code of Zanzibar?

The area code to call Zanzibar is +255.