Weather, climate and best time to go to Zambia

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Zambia

Best time to go to Zambia

Best time to go to Zambia

The best time to go to Zambia is from april until november, in which you have a pleasant till hot temperature and barely till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Zambia is 33° in october and the lowest is 23° in june.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Zambia or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Zambia
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 26° 402 mm
Feb 26° 284 mm
Mar 26° 170 mm
Apr 25° 38 mm
May 24° 6 mm
Jun 23° 3 mm
Jul 23° 2 mm
Aug 27° 1 mm
Sep 31° 1 mm
Oct 33° 3 mm
Nov 31° 121 mm
Dec 28° 345 mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Zambia? Go to the full climate information about Zambia

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Zambia indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Zambia.

Best warm months
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Climate Zambia

Climate Zambia

In Zambia there are 3 types of climates prevailing, namely the tropical wet and dry or savanna climate, hot semi-arid climate and monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate. The average annual temperature for Zambia is 27° degrees and there is 1376 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 179 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 6.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Lusaka in Zambia per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 26° 21° 402 mm 30 1 2 5
Feb 26° 21° 284 mm 27 1 2 5
Mar 26° 21° 170 mm 25 6 2 5
Apr 25° 19° 38 mm 16 14 2 6
May 24° 17° 6 mm 5 26 2 5
Jun 23° 15° 3 mm 4 26 3 5
Jul 23° 15° 2 mm 3 28 3 6
Aug 27° 17° 1 mm 1 30 3 7
Sep 31° 22° 1 mm 0 30 3 7
Oct 33° 25° 3 mm 3 28 3 8
Nov 31° 24° 121 mm 17 13 3 7
Dec 28° 23° 345 mm 28 3 2 6

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 26° in january in Zambia and at least around 21° degrees. In january there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 402 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Zambia.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 26° in february in Zambia and at least around 21° degrees. In february there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 284 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Zambia.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 26° in march in Zambia and at least around 21° degrees. In march there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 170 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Zambia.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 25° in april in Zambia and at least around 19° degrees. In april there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Zambia and at least around 17° degrees. In may there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 23° in june in Zambia and at least around 15° degrees. In june there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 23° in july in Zambia and at least around 15° degrees. In july there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 27° in august in Zambia and at least around 17° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 31° in september in Zambia and at least around 22° degrees. and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 33° in october in Zambia and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 31° in november in Zambia and at least around 24° degrees. In november there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 121 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Zambia.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 28° in december in Zambia and at least around 23° degrees. In december there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 345 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Zambia.

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Weather statistics Zambia

Weather statistics Zambia

View all weather statistics from Zambia per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Zambia and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Zambia

14 day weather forecast Zambia

The weather for Lusaka in Zambia will be 33° till 31° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Helder hemel Helder hemel Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Helder hemel Enkele wolken Enkele wolken
Max (°C) 29° 33° 32° 31° 32° 34° 35°
Min (°C) 16° 18° 20° 20° 19° 19° 19°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 10 10 9 10 10 9 9
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Helder hemel Enkele wolken Enkele wolken
Max (°C) 33° 28° 29° 29° 30° 31° 31°
Min (°C) 19° 19° 15° 15° 14° 18° 18°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 15% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0.1mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 9 8 8 9 9 8 9
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About Zambia

About Zambia

Zambia is in the continental part Afrika and the capital is Lusaka. It is 752.614 km² and has a population of 16.405.229. In terms of area, the country is 25x bigger than United Kingdom. If you want to call Zambia you have to use +260 or 00260 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 +2605012457809 or 002605012457809.


Zambia is in a straight line at 7.932 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 11 hour.

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Time difference Zambia

Time difference Zambia

In Zambia it is now 18:48 hour in the evening on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is equal to the time in United Kingdom. The time zone of Zambia is Africa/Lusaka and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Vaccinations Zambia

Vaccinations Zambia

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera

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 in Zambia.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency Zambia

Currency Zambia

In Zambia the Zambiaanse kwacha is used to pay.

Exchange rate Zambiaanse kwacha op
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21 2018

1 Zambiaanse kwacha = € 0,00 euro
100 Zambiaanse kwacha = € 0,01 euro

1 euro = 10.295,49 Zambiaanse kwacha
100 euro = 1.029.549,23 Zambiaanse kwacha

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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