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Climate in Southern Highlands Tanzania

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Southern Highlands in a height of 1067m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Southern Highlands is the coldest region in Tanzania with an average high temperature of only 27°C. It is yearlong warm or hot.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Southern Highlands
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, October is the sunniest month in greater region Southern Highlands. In January the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Southern Highlands
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 19 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Southern Highlands
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 July. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Southern Highlands

Most important cities in the greater region »Southern Highlands«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The greater region has a west-east extension of about 230 km and over 460 km from north to south.

It consists of the three regions Iringa, Njombe and Ruvuma.


CityPopulationGeo position
Songea126,44910° 40' 60"S35° 38' 60"E
Iringa111,8207° 46' 0"S35° 42' 0"E
Makumbako53,0038° 50' 60"S34° 49' 60"E
Njombe46,7249° 19' 60"S34° 46' 0"E
Mafinga34,9587° 15' 0"S35° 4' 0"E
Ilula29,1937° 40' 36"S36° 2' 12"E
Mbinga25,19210° 55' 60"S35° 1' 0"E
Kigonsera22,15510° 48' 0"S35° 2' 60"E
Maposeni19,47210° 34' 60"S35° 23' 60"E
Mtwango19,0409° 1' 0"S34° 47' 60"E
Ilembula18,8708° 54' 0"S34° 34' 60"E
Matiri18,83010° 45' 0"S34° 53' 60"E
Izazi18,0107° 12' 0"S35° 43' 60"E
Tingi16,31511° 18' 0"S35° 1' 60"E
Mlangali15,1689° 46' 60"S34° 31' 0"E
Mahanje15,0099° 55' 60"S35° 19' 60"E
Liuli13,11911° 4' 60"S34° 37' 60"E
Matamba10,6428° 58' 60"S33° 58' 0"E
Makungu10,2918° 43' 60"S35° 16' 60"E
Mbamba Bay8,99711° 16' 60"S34° 46' 0"E
Manda8,39310° 28' 0"S34° 34' 60"E
Malangali7,1128° 34' 0"S34° 51' 0"E


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