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Best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

Best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

The best time to visit the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania is from january until march and june until december, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature on Zanzibar is 32°C in march and the lowest is 27°C in august. The weather and climate of Zanzibar is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Zanzibar is an 8,6. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Zanzibar or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

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Climate Zanzibar per month

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Day
max °C
MM
rain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
30 31 32 30 29 28 28 27 28 29 30 30
MM
rain
52 mm 35 mm 103 mm 208 mm 154 mm 38 mm 30 mm 28 mm 28 mm 50 mm 97 mm 104 mm

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Climate Zanzibar

Climate Zanzibar

Climate Zanzibar per Month

Climate Zanzibar per Month
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The island Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 28° degrees and there is about 928 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 63 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
30 31 32 30 29 28 28 27 28 29 30 30
Night
min °C
27 27 27 26 25 24 24 24 24 25 26 27
MM
rain
52 mm 35 mm 103 mm 208 mm 154 mm 38 mm 30 mm 28 mm 28 mm 50 mm 97 mm 104 mm
Rain
days
16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry
days
15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force
in Bft
4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
 

Climate Zanzibar january

On average, it is maximum 30° in january on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar february

On average, it is maximum 31° in february on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar march

On average, it is maximum 32° in march on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In march there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar april

On average, it is maximum 30° in april on Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 208 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar may

On average, it is maximum 29° in may on Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In may there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 154 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar june

On average, it is maximum 28° in june on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In june there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In july there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In august there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar september

On average, it is maximum 28° in september on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In september there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar october

On average, it is maximum 29° in october on Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november on Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In november there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar december

On average, it is maximum 30° in december on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In december there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 104 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month on Zanzibar.

14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

The weather for Zanzibar in Tanzania will be 32° till 31° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week
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Mo
23 Sep
Tu
24 Sep
We
25 Sep
Th
26 Sep
Fr
27 Sep
Sa
28 Sep
Su
29 Sep
  Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Onweer met regen Onweer met regen Broken wolken Broken wolken Bewolkt
Max (°C) 31° 32° 30° 26° 29° 30° 30°
Min (°C) 22° 21° 22° 22° 22° 21° 22°
Water °C 27° 27° 27° 27° 27° 27° 27°
Rainfall (mm) 0.3
mm
0.6
mm
10.2
mm
5.3
mm
1.5
mm
0.8
mm
3.9
mm
Rainfall (%) 10% 15% 75% 65% 35% 20% 55%
UV-index
UV-index 9 9 10 4 4 6 4

Weather forecast next week
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Mo
30 Sep
Tu
1 Oct
We
2 Oct
Th
3 Oct
Fr
4 Oct
Sa
5 Oct
Su
6 Oct
  Regen Broken wolken Bewolkt Regen Onweer met regen Gespreide bewolking Regen
Max (°C) 30° 31° 30° 30° 31° 31° 30°
Min (°C) 23° 23° 23° 23° 22° 22° 23°
Water °C 27° 27° 27° 27° 27° 27° 27°
Rainfall (mm) 9.2
mm
3.7
mm
4.6
mm
6.8
mm
5.3
mm
1.3
mm
8.4
mm
Rainfall (%) 75% 55% 60% 70% 65% 30% 75%
UV-index
UV-index 4 9 9 6 5 4 4
About Zanzibar

About Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an island that belongs to Tanzania. It has a total surface of 2.461 km² and the population consists of 1.303.569 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 99x smaller than United States. If you want to call Zanzibar you have to use +255 or 00255 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2555012457809 or 002555012457809.

Zanzibar is in a straight line at 7.411 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 10 hour and 15 min.

The coordinates of Zanzibar, Tanzania are latitude: -6.0998986 en longitude: 39.100817

The GPS coordinates are S 6° 5' 59.6350" en E 39° 6' 2.9412"

Time difference Zanzibar

Time difference Zanzibar

On Zanzibar it is now 19:04 o’clock in the evening on monday 23 september 2019. That is 7 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Zanzibar is Africa/Dar_es_Salaam and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Currency Zanzibar

Currency Zanzibar

In Zanzibar the United States dollar and Tanzanian shilling are used to pay.

Exchange rate Tanzanian shilling (TZS) 23 september 2019

1 Tanzanian shilling = 0,00 United States dollar
100 Tanzanian shilling = 0,04 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 2.298,15 Tanzanian shilling
100 United States dollar = 229.814,99 Tanzanian shilling

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Vaccinations Zanzibar

Vaccinations Zanzibar

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay on Zanzibar.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Cholera
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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