Zambia weather averages

Going to Zambia? Find the best month to visit Zambia based on the weather.

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Check Zambia weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Zambia is expected to be 33°C, while the average maximum temperature in November is 29°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Lusaka.

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Zambia weather averages: best month

Zambia Best month Averages
Warmest October 31°C
Sunniest August & September 10 hours per day
Least rain May, June, July, August & September 0 days

Zambia climate guide

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Zambia weather overview

Zambia combines the heat of the tropics with a high plateau topography and this altitude keeps temperatures moderate and makes the country's extensive highlands a pleasant place to be. The north, which is closer to the equator, experiences the most rain with a longer wet season than in the south.

The rainy season (November to March) is the hottest period of the year and is usually preceded by a period of very warm, dry weather in September and October. Cooler but dry conditions prevail between May and August. The lowland areas of the Zambezi and its tributary, the Luangwa, are the driest but can be hot, humid and oppressive in the rainy season.

What to pack for Zambia weather

Take light clothes with some warmer options for chilly highland nights.

Zambia weather averages by month

Check Zambia 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 Zambia weather with the USA

Below the Zambia weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Zambia (Lusaka) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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