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The climate in Tanzania

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 11 measuring stations in Tanzania.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1190m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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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 daySunshine hours per day in Tanzania
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Tanzania
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Tanzania
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Tanzania
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Tanzania
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Tanzania
Climate charts for other regions in Tanzania

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to June 2021 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 22.2 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Dodoma. Here the temperature dropped to 0.0 °C in May 2021. Dodoma lies at an altitude of 1120 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.

The most precipitation fell in April 2002. With 19.0 mm per day, the Dar Es Salaam Airport weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years.


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.