When to go to Tanzania?

Tanzania has a tropical climate throughout the year, but with significant regional variations. Overall, it has two seasons, a dry season from June to October (maximum temperatures around 84┬░F in Dar es Salaam), and a rainy season that varies in duration depending on the region.

Across the country, the months of June to September are the coolest, and December to March the hottest.
In the north, where the Serengeti and Tarangire national parks are located, the rainy season occurs twice a year: The longest rainy season, "les masika", takes place from March to May with intense rains. The shorter season ÔÇťmvuli", between November and December has less heavy rains that generally fall at the end of the day. January and February are two hot, humid months with diminishing rainfall. In Arusha, temperatures range between 60┬░F during the dry season and 64┬░F during the rainy season.
On the coast and in Zanzibar, the climate is hot and humid for most of the year with temperatures exceeding 86┬░F between December and March. Avoid the months of April and May which are the wettest months on the coast.
In the hinterland, altitude affects the climate significantly. The central plateau is rather cool and arid, while in the north and south, temperatures sometimes drop below 59┬░F.
Although there is no ÔÇťbad timeÔÇŁ to visit, June to September , when the weather is dry and temperatures not too high, is recommended for a trip to Tanzania. The rainy season is ideal for observing wildlife, especially the migration of the wildebeest, that takes place in the northern region when thousands of these animals move to green pastures.

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Temperatures Dar es Salaam

Jan Feb March April May June Jul August Sept Oct nov. dec.
Min temperature77┬░75┬░75┬░73┬░71┬░68┬░66┬░66┬░66┬░68┬░71┬░75┬░
Max temperature89┬░89┬░89┬░87┬░86┬░84┬░84┬░84┬░86┬░87┬░87┬░89┬░
Sea temperature84┬░84┬░86┬░84┬░82┬░80┬░78┬░77┬░78┬░78┬░82┬░84┬░

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Rainfall Dar es Salaam


Weather Dar es Salaam

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The weather month by month in Tanzania

Weather Dar es Salaam in January

77 to 89┬░
Sea: 84 ┬░

15 d/month
7 d/month
4 d/month
4 d/month
1 day

In January, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 25 in the morning and 32 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 71 inches, for 12 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in February

75 to 89┬░
Sea: 84 ┬░

12 d/month
7 d/month
5 d/month
2 d/month
2 d/month

In February, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 24 in the morning and 32 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 108 inches, for 17 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in March

75 to 89┬░
Sea: 86 ┬░

16 d/month
7 d/month
5 d/month
2 d/month
1 day

In March, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 24 in the morning and 32 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 167 inches, for 8 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in April

73 to 87┬░
Sea: 84 ┬░

17 d/month
9 d/month
2 d/month
2 d/month

In April, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 23 in the morning and 31 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 240 inches, for 5 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in May

71 to 86┬░
Sea: 82 ┬░

17 d/month
7 d/month
5 d/month
1 day
1 day

In May, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 22 in the morning and 30 in the afternoon. The average rainfall is around 165 inches, for 13 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in June

68 to 84┬░
Sea: 80 ┬░

11 d/month
11 d/month
7 d/month
1 day

In June, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 20 in the morning and 29 in the afternoon. Temperatures are hot. The average rainfall is around 41 inches, for 20 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in July

66 to 84┬░
Sea: 78 ┬░

14 d/month
12 d/month
4 d/month
1 day

In July, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 19 in the morning and 29 in the afternoon. Temperatures are hot. The average rainfall is around 40 inches, for 17 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in August

66 to 84┬░
Sea: 77 ┬░

18 d/month
8 d/month
3 d/month
1 day
1 day

In August, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 19 in the morning and 29 in the afternoon. Temperatures are hot. The average rainfall is around 39 inches, for 13 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in September

66 to 86┬░
Sea: 78 ┬░

16 d/month
6 d/month
4 d/month
3 d/month
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In September, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 19 in the morning and 30 in the afternoon. The average rainfall is around 19 inches, for 14 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in October

68 to 87┬░
Sea: 78 ┬░

19 d/month
5 d/month
4 d/month
2 d/month
1 day

In October, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 20 in the morning and 31 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 81 inches, for 11 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in November

71 to 87┬░
Sea: 82 ┬░

17 d/month
6 d/month
4 d/month
2 d/month
1 day

In November, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 22 in the morning and 31 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 184 inches, for 10 days without rain.

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Weather Dar es Salaam in December

75 to 89┬░
Sea: 84 ┬░

18 d/month
8 d/month
2 d/month
2 d/month
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In December, in Dar es Salaam, Minimum temperatures vary between 24 in the morning and 32 in the afternoon. Temp├ęratures are really hot. The average rainfall is around 103 inches, for 11 days without rain.

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