The climate in ZambiaAverage daytime and nighttime temperatures
All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 21 measuring stations in Zambia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1670m 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 yearlong warm or hot. Days with heavy rain and large amounts of precipitation are in October.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Zambia
hours of sunshine per day
rainy days per month
Precipitation in mm/day
Relative humidity in %
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Climate charts for other regions in Zambia
Temperature records of the last 71 yearsThe hottest temperature measured from 1949 to December 2020 was reported by the Mongu weather station. In September 2015 the record temperature of 41.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 16 weather stations in Zambia below 1670 metres altitude, was recorded in 2015 with an average temperature of 25.8 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 20.0 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 36.5 °C.
The coldest day in these 71 years was reported by the weather station Mongu. Here the temperature dropped to 5.5 °C in June 2010. Mongu lies at an altitude of 1053 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1965 with an average temperature of 21.1 °C. In Zambia, it is usual to have about 1.0 degrees more at 22.1 °C for this three-month period.
Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.