Climate in Central Plateau Tanzania

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Central Plateau in a height of 1120m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Central Plateau is one of the coldest regions in Tanzania with an average daily high temperature of only 29 degrees centigrade. It is yearlong warm or hot.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Central Plateau
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in greater region Central Plateau. In January the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Central Plateau
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 9 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in August the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Central Plateau
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.0 mm, the least rain falls in August. December, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Central Plateau
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 53% humidity on average, it is quite dry in October. The highest value of 70% is experienced here in March.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Central Plateau
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 6 months in Central Plateau, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Central Plateau
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Central Plateau

Most important cities in the greater region »Central Plateau«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Tanzania. The greater region has a west-east extension of about 370 km and over 320 km from north to south.

It consists of the three regions Dodoma, Manyara and Singida.

CityPopulationGeo position
Dodoma213,6366° 10' 20"S35° 44' 22"E
Singida62,4324° 48' 59"S34° 44' 37"E
Babati34,2914° 13' 0"S35° 45' 0"E
Mtinko26,7254° 32' 60"S34° 51' 0"E
Magugu26,1314° 1' 0"S35° 46' 0"E
Sepuka25,6574° 45' 0"S34° 31' 60"E
Shelui24,8174° 22' 0"S34° 12' 0"E
Mgandu23,7185° 57' 0"S34° 7' 60"E
Kiomboi23,5194° 16' 0"S34° 22' 0"E
Kondoa23,5184° 54' 0"S35° 46' 60"E
Igugunu22,8104° 34' 0"S34° 37' 60"E
Basotu20,9374° 22' 0"S35° 4' 60"E
Dareda19,8764° 13' 0"S35° 32' 60"E
Mpwapwa19,8066° 20' 60"S36° 28' 60"E
Itigi19,7115° 42' 0"S34° 28' 60"E
Ikungi19,6925° 7' 60"S34° 46' 0"E
Kibakwe19,5266° 43' 0"S36° 22' 0"E
Bashanet19,0874° 13' 60"S35° 25' 0"E
Dongobesh18,8644° 4' 0"S35° 22' 60"E
Nangwa18,5954° 28' 0"S35° 27' 0"E
Galappo18,5284° 16' 0"S35° 51' 0"E
Ilongero17,3424° 40' 0"S34° 52' 0"E
Puma17,0925° 0' 0"S34° 43' 60"E
Mungaa16,7154° 58' 0"S34° 52' 60"E
Endasak14,5764° 25' 0"S35° 31' 0"E
Naberera13,4994° 12' 0"S36° 55' 60"E
Mbulu13,4303° 51' 0"S35° 31' 60"E
Ndago13,0124° 35' 60"S34° 21' 0"E
Kongwa11,8406° 12' 0"S36° 25' 0"E
Kisasa10,0006° 10' 31"S35° 47' 34"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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