Zanzibar
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Best time to visit Zanzibar

The best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania is January and February and June through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. On the island of Zanzibar, the warmest month is March with 86°F and the coldest is July with 80°F. The highest water temperature is 86°F and it does not get colder than 77°F.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average monthly weather in Zanzibar, the temperature per month or the period with the highest rainfall. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Zanzibar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 84 85 86 84 83 81 80 80 81 82 84 85
Water temperature (°F) 84 84 86 84 82 81 79 77 79 79 84 82
Precipitation (inch) 20 14 41 82 61 15 12 11 11 20 38 41






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Climate Zanzibar

The island Zanzibar has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 54° degrees and there is about 366 inch 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.

Climate Zanzibar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 84 85 86 84 83 81 80 80 81 82 84 85
Night temp. (°F) 81 81 81 79 78 76 75 75 75 77 79 80
Water temp. (°F) 84 84 86 84 82 81 79 77 79 79 84 82
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 20 14 41 82 61 15 12 11 11 20 38 41
Days with rain 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force (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




Zanzibar weather by month

What is the average Zanzibar 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.

Zanzibar weather

The weather for Zanzibar over the next 14 days will be 88°F till 91° with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 81°F.

5-day weather forecast Zanzibar

Weather
Max/min
Water
Precip
Wind
Tuesday
7 february
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88°F
79°F
81°F
0 in
5 m/s
Wednesday
8 february
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90°F
77°F
81°F
0 in
5 m/s
Thursday
9 february
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88°F
77°F
81°F
0.7 in
4 m/s
Friday
10 february
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91°F
77°F
81°F
0 in
6 m/s
Saturday
11 february
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91°F
77°F
81°F
0 in
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Zanzibar





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Weather rating: Good
October temperature usually is fine

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is an island belonging to Tanzania. It lies in a straight line 7,705 miles from New York.

The coordinates of Zanzibar are:

  • Latitude: -6.16394
  • Longitude: 39.19793

The GPS coordinates are 6° 9' S, 39° 11' E

How long is the flight to Zanzibar?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Zanzibar is approximately 20 h. 10 min.

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What are the airports on Zanzibar?

These are the airports on Zanzibar:

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar (city)

How many inhabitants does Zanzibar have?

Zanzibar has 1,303,569 inhabitants.

How big is Zanzibar?

The surface area of Zanzibar is 1,529 mi². It is 159x smaller than United States.

What is the currency of Zanzibar?

On Zanzibar, the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) are used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 February 2023

  • 1 US dollar = 2,319.03 Tanzanian shilling
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 0.000 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 231,903.30 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 0.043 US dollar

What is the area code of Zanzibar?

The area code to call Zanzibar is +255.