Zimbabwe weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

The best time to visit in Zimbabwe is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zimbabwe is 30°C in October and the lowest is 22°C in June.

Zimbabwe has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Zimbabwe 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 weather Zimbabwe by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Climate data from city: Harare

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14 day weather forecast Zimbabwe

The weather for in Zimbabwe will be 29° till 35° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Zimbabwe is based on the weather conditions in the city of Harare.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
13°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 11
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
16°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 11
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
17°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 10
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
17°
1.2 mm 30% 5 m/s 10
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 11
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
18°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
19°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
19°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2

Climate Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Zimbabwe is 26° degrees and there is about 501 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 228 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Zimbabwe

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 25 29 30 29 27
Night temp. (°C) 17 16 15 13 11 9 8 10 13 16 17 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 140 99 54 23 4 1 2 1 1 7 55 115
Days with rain 24 20 17 11 4 1 3 1 1 4 13 22
Dry days 7 8 14 19 27 29 28 30 29 27 17 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 11 10 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 12 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 5
Climate data from city: Harare

Zimbabwe weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Zimbabwe? 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 Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe lies in a straight line about 12,461 km from United States (New York → Harare).

How long is the flight to Zimbabwe?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Zimbabwe is approximately 20 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Zimbabwe?

These are the largest airports in Zimbabwe:

  • Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport – Harare
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport – Bulawayo
  • Victoria Falls International Airport – Victoria Falls

How many inhabitants are there in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has approximately 14,542,235 inhabitants.

How big is Zimbabwe?

The area of Zimbabwe is around 390,580 km². It is 2x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

The capital of Zimbabwe is Harare.

What is the currency of Zimbabwe?

In Zimbabwe the US dollar (USD), Botswana pula (BWP), Pound sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), South African rand (ZAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 September 2021

  • 1 Botswana pula = 11.10 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.090 Botswana pula
  • 10 Botswana pula = 110.99 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.90 Botswana pula
  • 100 Botswana pula = 1,109.94 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 9.01 Botswana pula
  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.75 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 1.33 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 7.54 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 13.26 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 75.44 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 132.55 Pound sterling
  • 1 Euro = 0.84 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 1.19 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 8.42 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 11.88 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 84.21 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 118.75 Euro
  • 1 South African rand = 15.42 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.065 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 154.23 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.65 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,542.31 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 6.48 South African rand

What is the area code of Zimbabwe?

The area code to call Zimbabwe is +263.