Botswana weather

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When is it hottest in Botswana?

The hottest time of year in Gaborone, Botswana is normally January. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 33°C with high heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Botswana?

January is usually the wettest month in Gaborone, Botswana with 94mm on average. In January there are normally 11 days with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Botswana?

The sunniest time of year in Gaborone, Botswana is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 89% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

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Compare Botswana weather with the USA

Below the Botswana weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Botswana (Gaborone) and the USA (Washington).

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Botswana weather overview

This vast, lonely country - set in the heart of Southern Africa with Namibia and Zimbabwe at its northern borders - forms part of the Kalahari Desert and has a typical desert to semi-desert climate with little rainfall. What rain there is arrives mainly between November and March but is sporadic and brings little relief from soaring temperatures prevalent during those months.

The south and western regions of Botswana get very little rain indeed, even in this 'wet' season. Best time to visit is between May and September, when cooler weather prevails and it even gets quite nippy at night, with occasional frosts.

What to pack for Botswana weather

A mixture of light and warm clothing for the cooler nights is recommended.

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