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Climate in Southern Highlands Tanzania

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page come 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 warm or hot yearlong.
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Sunshine hours per day
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 the greater region of Southern Highlands. In January, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 rain days, January offers the most rain days, while June has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
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 amount of 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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