Zambia weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Zambia weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Zambia is expected to be 25°C, while the average maximum temperature in January is 26°C. The weather guide for Zambia shown below is for Lusaka. Read more about the weather in Zambia.

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Zambia weather averages

Check Zambia weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in Zambia is October with an average maximum temperature of 31°C. The sunniest months are August and September with on average 10 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are May, June, July, August and September with 0 days. The Zambia weather averages shown below are for Lusaka.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Hours of sunshine (daily)

Days with some rainfall

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Zambia weather today

Here is the weather in Zambia today, Tuesday 24th January 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Zambia with a maximum temperature of 25°C and 1 hour of bright sunshine. There are 10-20 mm of rainfall expected with 88% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 14 kph from the east. The weather forecast shown below is for Lusaka.

  • 25
    °C maximum temperature
  • 18
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 1
    hour of sunshine
  • 88
    % chance of some rain
  • <20
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 14
    kph wind from E

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Zambia weather overview

Zambia combines the heat of the tropics with a high plateau topography and this altitude keeps temperatures moderate and makes the country's extensive highlands a pleasant place to be. The north, which is closer to the equator, experiences the most rain with a longer wet season than in the south.

The rainy season (November to March) is the hottest period of the year and is usually preceded by a period of very warm, dry weather in September and October. Cooler but dry conditions prevail between May and August. The lowland areas of the Zambezi and its tributary, the Luangwa, are the driest but can be hot, humid and oppressive in the rainy season.

What to pack for Zambia weather

Take light clothes with some warmer options for chilly highland nights.

Zambia holiday weather averages by month

Check Zambia holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Zambia weather with the United States

Below the Zambia weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Zambia (Lusaka) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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