Zambia weather

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Zambia. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Zambia shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Compare Zambia weather with the USA

Below the Zambia weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Zambia (Lusaka) and the USA (Washington).

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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.

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