Climate Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe is 26° degrees and there is about 501 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 228 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 5.

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Climate Zimbabwe by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Night temp. (°C) 17 16 15 13 11 9 8 10 13 16 17 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Days with rain 24 20 17 11 4 1 3 1 1 4 13 22
Dry days 7 8 14 19 27 29 28 30 29 27 17 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 11 10 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 12 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 5

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Best time to visit Zimbabwe

To go to Zimbabwe, the best time to visit is February through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Zimbabwe, October is the warmest month with 30°C and the most cold month is 22°C in June.

Zimbabwe weather by month

What is the average Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe lies in a straight line about 7,482 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Harare).

How long is the flight to Zimbabwe?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Zimbabwe is approximately 8 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Zimbabwe?

These are the largest airports in Zimbabwe:

  • Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE) in Harare
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ) in Bulawayo
  • Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls

How many inhabitants does Zimbabwe have?

Zimbabwe has 14,542,235 inhabitants.

How big is Zimbabwe?

The surface area of Zimbabwe is 390,580 km². It is 2,5x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

The capital of Zimbabwe is Harare.

What is the area code of Zimbabwe?

The area code to call Zimbabwe is +263.

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