Best Time To Visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

Best Time To Go To Zanzibar

Located in the southern hemisphere close to the equator, Zanzibar experiences tropical climate throughout the year. There are two hot and two wet seasons here.

  • Long hot season (June to September): This season is characterised by temperatures going up to 33-degrees Celsius with occasional rainfall and cloudy days. It is the best time to visit as there are lesser crowds.
  • Short wet season (October to December): This time of the year sees daily showers in Zanzibar. The weather becomes humid and there are occasional sunny days. A tip to note, the Ramadan festival takes place in this season so restaurants and shops may be closed during daytime.
  • Short hot season (January and February): Tourists generally flock to Zanzibar in this season as it is free from rains. Heat and humidity remain constant though.
  • Long wet season (March to May): It is best to avoid this season as there are heavy rains this time of the year.

Climate in Zanzibar

Know weather for your travel dates:

21-Jun-2018
Today 21 Jun

83

75

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

Wind:5.06 m/s

Humidity:79%

Precipitation:0.25%

  • Fri 22 Jun
    84 | 74

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Sat 23 Jun
    83 | 73

    Partly cloudy until evening.

  • Sun 24 Jun
    83 | 76

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 25 Jun
    82 | 76

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 26 Jun
    81 | 75

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 27 Jun
    82 | 73

    Partly cloudy in the morning.

Month wise Weather in Zanzibar

Average Temperature in Zanzibar by month

  • 120℉
  • 90℉
  • 60℉
  • 30℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Feb

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Mar

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 99℉

Apr

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

May

Average temperature: 78℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Jun

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Jul

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Aug

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Sep

Average temperature: 78℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Oct

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Nov

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 68℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Dec

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Highest temperature in Zanzibar is recorded as 98.6℉ in March.

Lowest temperature in Zanzibar is recorded as 62.6℉ in June, July, August and September.

Average Humidity in Zanzibar by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 69%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Feb

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Mar

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Apr

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

May

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Jun

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jul

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Aug

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Sep

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Oct

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Nov

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Dec

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Most humid month in Zanzibar is May.

Least humid month in Zanzibar is January.

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