The climate in ZimbabweAverage daytime and nighttime temperatures
All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 18 measuring stations in Zimbabwe.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1480m 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.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Zimbabwe
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 Zimbabwe
Temperature records of the last 68 yearsThe hottest temperature measured from 1949 to September 2017 was reported by the weather station. In November 2015 the record temperature of 45.6 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 8 weather stations in Zimbabwe below 1480 metres altitude, was recorded in 1979 with an average temperature of 19.7 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 16.6 degrees Celsius.
The coldest day in these 68 years was reported by the weather station Bulawayo. Here the temperature dropped to -1.5 °C in June 2011. Bulawayo lies at an altitude of 1344 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1963 with an average temperature of 19.1 °C. In Zimbabwe, it is usual to have about 1.8 degrees more at 21.0 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in Februar 1977. With 20.0 mm per day, the Chipinge weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 68 years.
Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.