Botswana
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Botswana

To go to Botswana, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a hot temperature and little precipitation. In Botswana, December is the warmest month with 89°F and the most cold month is 69°F in July.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in Botswana, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate Botswana by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 88 87 85 79 75 70 69 76 85 88 88 89
Precipitation (inch) 20 9 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 11 15

Weather data from: Gaborone




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Botswana weather

The weather for Botswana over the next 14 days will be 91°F till 102° with one day chance of light rain showers.

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

5-day weather forecast Botswana

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Tuesday
4 october
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102°F
72°F
0 in
4 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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97°F
73°F
0 in
8 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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99°F
70°F
0 in
5 m/s
Friday
7 october
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100°F
72°F
0 in
5 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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91°F
70°F
0 in
8 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Botswana


Climate Botswana

Botswana has a desert climate. 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 52° degrees and there is about 81 inch 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.

Botswana

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 88 87 85 79 75 70 69 76 85 88 88 89
Night temp. (°F) 69 68 65 59 53 47 46 50 58 65 67 69
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 20 9 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 11 15
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

Weather data from: Gaborone

Botswana weather by month

What is the average Botswana weather like in a given month? 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 7,649 miles 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.

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What are the largest airports in Botswana?

These are the largest airports in Botswana:

  • Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone
  • Francistown Airport (FRW) in Francistown
  • Maun Airport (MUB) in Maun
  • Kasane Airport (BBK) in Kasane
  • Jwaneng Airport (JWA)
  • Selebi Phikwe Airport (PKW)

How many inhabitants does Botswana have?

Botswana has 2,230,905 inhabitants.

How big is Botswana?

The surface area of Botswana is 373,070 mi². It is 2x 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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 4 October 2022

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

What is the area code of Botswana?

The area code to call Botswana is +267.