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The weather guide for Tanzania (Zanzibar) 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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Which is the hottest month in Zanzibar?

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

Which month has the most rain in Zanzibar?

In terms of rainfall, April is usually the wettest month in Zanzibar with 385mm on average. There are normally 17 days in April with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Zanzibar?

The sunniest time of year in Zanzibar is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 68% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Zanzibar?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Zanzibar in April when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the flight time to Tanzania from the UK?

The flight time to Tanzania from the UK is typically 11.5 to 13 hours.

What is the time difference between Tanzania and the UK?

The time difference between Tanzania and the UK is GMT+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Tanzania?

The main languages spoken in Tanzania are Swahili and English.

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What is the currency in Tanzania?

The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS).

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Which plugs are used in Tanzania?

Tanzania uses electrical plug type D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Tanzania?

They drive on the left side of the road in Tanzania.

Do you need a visa for Tanzania?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Tanzania.

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Compare Zanzibar weather with the USA

Below the Zanzibar weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Zanzibar, Tanzania and the USA (Washington).

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Zanzibar, Tanzania
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