Tanzania weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Tanzania weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Tanzania is expected to be 30°C, while the average maximum temperature in November is 31°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Dar es Salaam.

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Tanzania weather averages

Check Tanzania weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Tanzania are January, February, March and December with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest month is October with on average 9 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is February with 4 days. The sea is at its warmest in Tanzania in March and April with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The Tanzania weather averages shown below are for Dar es Salaam.

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Tanzania weather today

Here is the weather in Tanzania today, Tuesday 21st November 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Tanzania with a maximum temperature of 30°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 1 hour of bright sunshine. There are 10-20 mm of rainfall expected with 50% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 13 kph from the east. The weather forecast shown below is for Dar es Salaam.

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5-day weather forecast

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Tanzania weather overview

Tanzania is the biggest country in East Africa, ranging from low coast to hilly districts and high mountains. Its highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro, has permanent snow cover but elsewhere a tropical climate prevails, bringing high temperatures and intense humidity, especially on the coast.

In the high plateau above 3,000m (10,000ft), temperatures and humidity are far more moderate, and nights are frequently chilly. The main rainy season is from November to May, and rainfall is heaviest in the high mountains and along the coast (particularly between March and May).

Inland, the most reliable rainfall occurs in the regions around East Africa's great lakes - Victoria, Malawi and Tanganyika. June to October is the driest, sunniest period and therefore the best time to visit.

What to pack for Tanzania weather

The higher you go in Tanzania, the lower the temperature, especially at night, so take warm clothes if you are planning a trip to the highlands. On the coast, light clothing is fine, and be prepared for showers at any time.

Tropical storm risk: Tanzania cyclone season

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The Tanzania tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Tanzania holiday weather averages by month

Check Tanzania 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 Tanzania weather with the USA

Below the Tanzania weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) 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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