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The climate in Zimbabwe

Average 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 daySunshine hours per day in Zimbabwe
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Zimbabwe
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Zimbabwe
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Zimbabwe
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Zimbabwe

Temperature records of the last 68 years

The 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.