Zimbabwe weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Zimbabwe.

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

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The weather guide for Zimbabwe (Harare) 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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When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?

The best time to go to Zimbabwe (Harare) is August and September based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Zimbabwe (Harare)26
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Zimbabwe (Harare)26
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Zimbabwe (Harare)26
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Zimbabwe (Harare)25
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Zimbabwe (Harare)23
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Zimbabwe (Harare)22
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Zimbabwe (Harare)21
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Zimbabwe (Harare)24
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Zimbabwe (Harare)27
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Zimbabwe (Harare)29
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Zimbabwe (Harare)28
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Zimbabwe (Harare)26

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Zimbabwe weather overview

Most of Zimbabwe consists of a plateau with an average elevation of 1,200m (4,000ft). To the north and south are the valleys of the Zambezi and Limpopo, respectively, where altitude falls to 450m (1,500ft). The upland regions have a healthy and exceptionally pleasant climate with most of the rainfall in the months of November to March and 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily throughout the year.

The eastern highlands have the heaviest rainfall. The lowlands are particularly dry and hot in September/October and generally hot, humid and uncomfortable during the rainy season (from November to March).

What to pack for Zimbabwe weather

Light clothing should be supplemented in the winter months (our summer) by warmer attire for the evenings and early morning game drives.

More about Zimbabwe

Which is the hottest month in Zimbabwe?

The hottest time of year in Harare, Zimbabwe is normally October. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Zimbabwe?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Harare, Zimbabwe with 209mm on average. There are normally 17 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Zimbabwe?

The sunniest time of year in Harare, Zimbabwe is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 85% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the flight time to Zimbabwe from the UK?

The flight time to Zimbabwe from the UK is typically 14 hours.

What is the time difference between Zimbabwe and the UK?

The time difference between Zimbabwe and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Zimbabwe?

The main languages spoken in Zimbabwe are English, Shona and Ndebele.

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What is the currency in Zimbabwe?

The currency in Zimbabwe is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Zimbabwe?

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

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

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

Do you need a visa for Zimbabwe?

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

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Compare Zimbabwe weather with the USA

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

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