Climate in South Coast Tanzania

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from three measuring weather stations in South Coast.
Weather stations at an altitude above 850m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in South Coast
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 10 hours per day, November is the sunniest month in greater region South Coast. In February the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in South Coast
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 16 rainy days, March offers the most number of rainy days, and in August the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in South Coast
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 0.2 mm, the least rain falls in July. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of South Coast

Most important cities in the greater region »South Coast«

The greater region has a west-east extension of about 260 km and over 180 km from north to south.

It consists of the two regions Lindi and Mtwara.

CityPopulationGeo position
Mtwara96,60210° 16' 0"S40° 10' 60"E
Lindi41,9129° 59' 50"S39° 42' 59"E
Newala Kisimani38,09910° 56' 60"S39° 16' 60"E
Masasi36,03210° 43' 0"S38° 47' 60"E
Lukuledi29,69910° 34' 0"S38° 47' 60"E
Luchingu25,14510° 54' 0"S39° 19' 60"E
Nangomba23,02810° 54' 0"S38° 30' 0"E
Nanyamba19,55510° 40' 60"S39° 49' 60"E
Liwale19,2969° 46' 0"S37° 55' 60"E
Nachingwea18,05810° 22' 21"S38° 45' 45"E
Nanganga17,46810° 22' 60"S39° 8' 60"E
Tandahimba17,04110° 45' 0"S39° 37' 60"E
Nyangao16,34310° 19' 60"S39° 16' 60"E
Kitama16,23210° 43' 0"S39° 43' 60"E
Mahuta13,54810° 52' 0"S39° 27' 0"E
Nanhyanga13,51910° 48' 0"S39° 32' 60"E
Chiungutwa12,76410° 52' 60"S38° 58' 60"E
Madimba12,50710° 24' 0"S40° 19' 60"E
Mtama11,92810° 18' 0"S39° 22' 0"E
Mbekenyera11,79410° 0' 0"S38° 58' 60"E
Namikupa11,73310° 49' 60"S39° 36' 0"E
Namalenga11,20410° 56' 60"S39° 6' 0"E
Ruangwa11,09510° 4' 0"S38° 55' 60"E
Kitangari10,95610° 39' 0"S39° 19' 60"E
Mingoyo10,48010° 6' 19"S39° 37' 7"E
Masuguru7,94611° 22' 0"S38° 25' 0"E
Lulindi7,80710° 49' 0"S39° 7' 60"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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