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Best time to visit Zanzibar
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When is the best time to visit Zanzibar?
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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.
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