Zambia
Weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Zambia

The best time to visit Zambia is from February until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zambia is 32°C in October and the lowest is 22°C in June.

Zambia has the moderate climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Zambia 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 Zambia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137

Climate data from city: Lusaka




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Zambia weather

The Zambia weather for will be 25° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The Zambia weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Lusaka.

5-day weather forecast Zambia

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Sunday
3 july
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27°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
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7
Monday
4 july
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27°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
ESE
7
Tuesday
5 july
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26°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
ESE
7
Wednesday
6 july
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27°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
SE
7
Thursday
7 july
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27°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
SE
8

View the 14 day weather forecast for Zambia


Climate Zambia

Zambia has the moderate climate prevailing. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Zambia is 26° degrees and there is about 585 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 65% and an UV-index of 6.

Zambia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 13 16 19 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137
Days with rain 27 25 22 12 5 3 3 1 - 2 14 24
Dry days 4 3 9 18 26 27 28 30 30 29 16 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 11 12 12 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6

Climate data from city: Lusaka

Zambia weather by month

What is the average Zambia 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 Zambia?

Zambia lies in a straight line about 11,947 km from United States (New York → Lusaka).

How long is the flight to Zambia?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Zambia is approximately 20 hours.

What are the largest airports in Zambia?

These are the largest airports in Zambia:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Lusaka – Lusaka
  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport – Ndola
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone

How many inhabitants are there in Zambia?

Zambia has approximately 16,405,229 inhabitants.

How big is Zambia?

The area of Zambia is around 752,614 km². It is 3,5x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Zambia?

The capital of Zambia is Lusaka.

What is the currency of Zambia?

In Zambia the Zambian kwacha (ZMK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 3 July 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 9,001.21 Zambian kwacha
  • 1 Zambian kwacha = 0.000 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 900,120.98 Zambian kwacha
  • 100 Zambian kwacha = 0.011 US dollar

What is the area code of Zambia?

The area code to call Zambia is +260.