Best Time To Visit 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.
15-Dec-2018
Today 15 Dec

89

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Humid throughout the day and mostly cloudy until afternoon.

Wind:3.05 m/s

Humidity:72%

Precipitation:0.17%

  • Sun 16 Dec
    89 | 79

    Humid throughout the day and partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Mon 17 Dec
    89 | 80

    Humid throughout the day and partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Tue 18 Dec
    90 | 80

    Humid throughout the day and partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Wed 19 Dec
    89 | 80

    Light rain overnight.

  • Thu 20 Dec
    88 | 80

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Fri 21 Dec
    89 | 81

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

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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.

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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.