Climate zone: tropics
It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 27 degrees.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Tanzania
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 70 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to October 2019 was reported by the Mtwara weather station. In October 2019 the record temperature of 43.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 6 weather stations in Tanzania below 1190 metres altitude, was recorded in 1982 with an average temperature of 25.0 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.1 degrees Celsius.
The coldest day in these 70 years was reported by the weather station Songea. Here the temperature dropped to 0.0 °C in October 2019. Songea lies at an altitude of 1067 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1978 with an average temperature of 22.4 °C. In Tanzania, it is usual to have about 2.7 degrees more at 25.1 °C for this three-month period.