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Botswana weather averages
Check Botswana weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Botswana is expected to be 35°C, while the average maximum temperature in January is 33°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Gaborone.
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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.
Botswana holiday weather averages by month
Check Botswana 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.
Compare Botswana weather with the USA
Below the Botswana weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Botswana (Gaborone) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.
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