Botswana weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Botswana

The best time to visit in Botswana is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Botswana is 32°C in December and the lowest is 20°C in July.

Botswana has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Botswana or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Botswana by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 30 26 24 21 20 25 30 31 31 32
Precipitation (mm) 51 24 24 15 3 2 1 0 1 17 27 38
Climate data from city: Gaborone

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14 day weather forecast Botswana

The weather for in Botswana will be 29° till 34° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Botswana is based on the weather conditions in the city of Gaborone.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 18 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0.2 mm 20% 6 m/s 10
Tuesday 19 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
14°
0.2 mm 20% 6 m/s 5
Wednesday 20 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
14°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 10
Thursday 21 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
18°
26.0 mm 90% 4 m/s 5
Friday 22 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
17°
3.4 mm 55% 4 m/s 10
Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
16°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
19°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
20°
0.3 mm 10% 6 m/s 5
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 11
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
15°
0.2 mm 20% 7 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
17°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
20°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
0.3 mm 10% 4 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
19°
0.3 mm 10% 3 m/s 3

Climate Botswana

Botswana has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Botswana is 28° degrees and there is about 205 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 258 days a year with an average humidity of 47% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Botswana

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 30 26 24 21 20 25 30 31 31 32
Night temp. (°C) 21 20 18 15 12 8 8 10 14 18 20 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 51 24 24 15 3 2 1 0 1 17 27 38
Days with rain 14 12 10 8 2 1 1 - 2 6 9 13
Dry days 17 16 21 22 29 29 30 31 28 25 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 12 10 10 8 7 7 7 8 10 12 12 12
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 5 6 7 7 7
Climate data from city: Gaborone

Botswana weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Botswana? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Botswana?

Botswana lies in a straight line about 12,311 km from United States (New York → Gaborone).

How long is the flight to Botswana?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Botswana is approximately 20 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Botswana?

These are the largest airports in Botswana:

How many inhabitants are there in Botswana?

Botswana has approximately 2,230,905 inhabitants.

How big is Botswana?

The area of Botswana is around 600,370 km². It is 2,5x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Botswana?

The capital of Botswana is Gaborone.

What is the currency of Botswana?

In Botswana the Botswana pula (BWP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 18 October 2021

  • 1 Botswana pula = 11.10 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.090 Botswana pula
  • 10 Botswana pula = 110.99 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.90 Botswana pula
  • 100 Botswana pula = 1,109.94 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 9.01 Botswana pula

What is the area code of Botswana?

The area code to call Botswana is +267.