Zanzibar climate guide

Temperature in Zanzibar (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
32°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Zanzibar32
32°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Zanzibar32
32°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Zanzibar32
30°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Zanzibar30
29°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Zanzibar29
29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Zanzibar29
28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Zanzibar28
29°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Zanzibar29
30°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Zanzibar30
31°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Zanzibar31
31°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Zanzibar31
31°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Zanzibar31
Min temperature (night-time)
23°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Zanzibar23
22°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Zanzibar22
22°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Zanzibar22
23°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Zanzibar23
22°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Zanzibar22
21°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Zanzibar21
20°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Zanzibar20
19°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Zanzibar19
19°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Zanzibar19
20°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Zanzibar20
21°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Zanzibar21
22°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Zanzibar22
Sea temperature
28°C sea temperature in January in Zanzibar28
28°C sea temperature in February in Zanzibar28
29°C sea temperature in March in Zanzibar29
29°C sea temperature in April in Zanzibar29
28°C sea temperature in May in Zanzibar28
27°C sea temperature in June in Zanzibar27
26°C sea temperature in July in Zanzibar26
25°C sea temperature in August in Zanzibar25
26°C sea temperature in September in Zanzibar26
26°C sea temperature in October in Zanzibar26
27°C sea temperature in November in Zanzibar27
28°C sea temperature in December in Zanzibar28

Sunshine & Daylight in Zanzibar

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
12 hours of daylight per day in January in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in February in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in May in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in June in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in July in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in August in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in November in Zanzibar12
12 hours of daylight per day in December in Zanzibar12

Rainfall in Zanzibar

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
10 days with some rainfall in January in Zanzibar10
5 days with some rainfall in February in Zanzibar5
12 days with some rainfall in March in Zanzibar12
17 days with some rainfall in April in Zanzibar17
16 days with some rainfall in May in Zanzibar16
7 days with some rainfall in June in Zanzibar7
7 days with some rainfall in July in Zanzibar7
8 days with some rainfall in August in Zanzibar8
8 days with some rainfall in September in Zanzibar8
9 days with some rainfall in October in Zanzibar9
13 days with some rainfall in November in Zanzibar13
13 days with some rainfall in December in Zanzibar13
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
86 mm monthly rainfall in January in Zanzibar86
54 mm monthly rainfall in February in Zanzibar54
150 mm monthly rainfall in March in Zanzibar150
385 mm monthly rainfall in April in Zanzibar385
254 mm monthly rainfall in May in Zanzibar254
70 mm monthly rainfall in June in Zanzibar70
50 mm monthly rainfall in July in Zanzibar50
48 mm monthly rainfall in August in Zanzibar48
52 mm monthly rainfall in September in Zanzibar52
96 mm monthly rainfall in October in Zanzibar96
216 mm monthly rainfall in November in Zanzibar216
184 mm monthly rainfall in December in Zanzibar184

More climate for Zanzibar

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in April in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in May in Zanzibar10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in June in Zanzibar9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in July in Zanzibar10
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in August in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Zanzibar11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Zanzibar11
Heat & Humidity
Very high heat & humidity in January in ZanzibarVH
Very high heat & humidity in February in ZanzibarVH
Very high heat & humidity in March in ZanzibarVH
Very high heat & humidity in April in ZanzibarVH
High heat & humidity in May in ZanzibarH
High heat & humidity in June in ZanzibarH
High heat & humidity in July in ZanzibarH
High heat & humidity in August in ZanzibarH
High heat & humidity in September in ZanzibarH
High heat & humidity in October in ZanzibarH
Very high heat & humidity in November in ZanzibarVH
Very high heat & humidity in December in ZanzibarVH

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Zanzibar, Tanzania shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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