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When is it hottest in Tanzania?

The hottest time of year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is normally March. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Tanzania?

April is usually the wettest month in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with 229mm on average. In April there are normally 17 days with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Tanzania?

The sunniest time of year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 69% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Tanzania?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in March when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

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Compare Tanzania weather with the USA

Below the Tanzania weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) and the USA (Washington).

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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.

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