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 on Zanzibar will be 31° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 20 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
22°
27° 1.0 mm 25% 5 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
27° 0.8 mm 20% 4 m/s 11
Wednesday 22 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
22°
27° 1.8 mm 35% 4 m/s 11
Thursday 23 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
27° 0.3 mm 10% 3 m/s 6
Friday 24 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
27° 0.4 mm 15% 3 m/s 6
Saturday 25 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
27° 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 6
Sunday 26 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
27° 0.2 mm 20% 4 m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Monday 27 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
27° 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 11
Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
27° 0.4 mm 10% 3 m/s 11
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
27° 0.9 mm 25% 3 m/s 2
Thursday 30 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
27° 0.4 mm 15% 3 m/s 2
Friday 1 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
27° 0.2 mm 20% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 2 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
24°
27° 0.6 mm 15% 3 m/s 2
Sunday 3 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
27° 0.5 mm 15% 3 m/s 2

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 20 September 2021

  • 1 US dollar = 0.006 Pakistani rupee
  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 159.78 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.063 Pakistani rupee
  • 10 Pakistani rupee = 1,597.78 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.63 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 15,977.80 US dollar
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 14.51 Pakistani rupee
  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 0.069 Tanzanian shilling
  • 10 Tanzanian shilling = 145.14 Pakistani rupee
  • 10 Pakistani rupee = 0.69 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 1,451.41 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 6.89 Tanzanian shilling

What is the area code of Zanzibar?

The area code to call Zanzibar is +255.