Zambia climate guide

Temperature in Zambia (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Zambia (Lusaka)26
26°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Zambia (Lusaka)26
28°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Zambia (Lusaka)28
26°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Zambia (Lusaka)26
25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Zambia (Lusaka)25
23°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Zambia (Lusaka)23
23°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Zambia (Lusaka)23
26°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Zambia (Lusaka)26
29°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Zambia (Lusaka)29
31°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Zambia (Lusaka)31
29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Zambia (Lusaka)29
27°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Zambia (Lusaka)27
Min temperature (night-time)
17°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Zambia (Lusaka)17
17°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Zambia (Lusaka)17
16°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Zambia (Lusaka)16
15°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Zambia (Lusaka)15
11°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Zambia (Lusaka)11
10°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Zambia (Lusaka)10
9°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Zambia (Lusaka)9
11°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Zambia (Lusaka)11
14°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Zambia (Lusaka)14
18°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Zambia (Lusaka)18
17°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Zambia (Lusaka)17
17°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Zambia (Lusaka)17

Sunshine & Daylight in Zambia

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
13 hours of daylight per day in January in Zambia (Lusaka)13
13 hours of daylight per day in February in Zambia (Lusaka)13
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Zambia (Lusaka)12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Zambia (Lusaka)12
11 hours of daylight per day in May in Zambia (Lusaka)11
11 hours of daylight per day in June in Zambia (Lusaka)11
11 hours of daylight per day in July in Zambia (Lusaka)11
12 hours of daylight per day in August in Zambia (Lusaka)12
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Zambia (Lusaka)12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Zambia (Lusaka)12
13 hours of daylight per day in November in Zambia (Lusaka)13
13 hours of daylight per day in December in Zambia (Lusaka)13

Rainfall in Zambia

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
17 days with some rainfall in January in Zambia (Lusaka)17
16 days with some rainfall in February in Zambia (Lusaka)16
10 days with some rainfall in March in Zambia (Lusaka)10
3 days with some rainfall in April in Zambia (Lusaka)3
0 days with some rainfall in May in Zambia (Lusaka)0
0 days with some rainfall in June in Zambia (Lusaka)0
0 days with some rainfall in July in Zambia (Lusaka)0
0 days with some rainfall in August in Zambia (Lusaka)0
0 days with some rainfall in September in Zambia (Lusaka)0
2 days with some rainfall in October in Zambia (Lusaka)2
8 days with some rainfall in November in Zambia (Lusaka)8
17 days with some rainfall in December in Zambia (Lusaka)17
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
216 mm monthly rainfall in January in Zambia (Lusaka)216
180 mm monthly rainfall in February in Zambia (Lusaka)180
85 mm monthly rainfall in March in Zambia (Lusaka)85
30 mm monthly rainfall in April in Zambia (Lusaka)30
4 mm monthly rainfall in May in Zambia (Lusaka)4
0 mm monthly rainfall in June in Zambia (Lusaka)0
0 mm monthly rainfall in July in Zambia (Lusaka)0
0 mm monthly rainfall in August in Zambia (Lusaka)0
1 mm monthly rainfall in September in Zambia (Lusaka)1
16 mm monthly rainfall in October in Zambia (Lusaka)16
90 mm monthly rainfall in November in Zambia (Lusaka)90
199 mm monthly rainfall in December in Zambia (Lusaka)199

More climate for Zambia

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in April in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in May in Zambia (Lusaka)9
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in June in Zambia (Lusaka)8
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in July in Zambia (Lusaka)8
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in August in Zambia (Lusaka)10
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Zambia (Lusaka)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Zambia (Lusaka)11
Heat & Humidity
Low heat & humidity in January in Zambia (Lusaka)L
Low heat & humidity in February in Zambia (Lusaka)L
Low heat & humidity in March in Zambia (Lusaka)L
Low heat & humidity in April in Zambia (Lusaka)L
No heat & humidity in May in Zambia (Lusaka)0
No heat & humidity in June in Zambia (Lusaka)0
No heat & humidity in July in Zambia (Lusaka)0
No heat & humidity in August in Zambia (Lusaka)0
Moderate heat & humidity in September in Zambia (Lusaka)M
Moderate heat & humidity in October in Zambia (Lusaka)M
Moderate heat & humidity in November in Zambia (Lusaka)M
Low heat & humidity in December in Zambia (Lusaka)L

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

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The climate guide for Zambia, represented by Lusaka, 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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