Weather & Climate – Gonarezhou NP

Climate Chart Gonarezhou National Park

Climate Chart Gonarezhou National Park – 165-530m / 541-1,793ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
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Gonarezhou’s climate is warm. Winter (the Dry season) and summer (the Wet season) happen at opposite times to those seasons in Europe and North America. September to March are the hottest months, while May through August is cooler. April to October (the Dry season) is characterized by cloudless skies and plenty of sunshine. November to March (the Wet season) brings afternoon storms.

Dry season April to October – Winter

  • April – The Wet season comes to an end. Rains are still possible but become fewer and farther between. Temperatures begin to cool, particularly at night.
  • May, June, July & August – This is winter and the coldest time, with August warming a bit. During the day, temperatures are around 27°C/81°F. Nighttime temperatures are around 11°C/52°F. Bring enough warm clothing for game drives early in the morning.
  • September & October – It remains dry most of the time, although the end of October brings the first rains, which are a relief. Days are hot with temperatures of over 31°C/88°F. Morning game drives tend to be warmer.

Wet season November to March – Summer

  • November – Although rains don't come every day, the Wet season has begun.
  • December, January & February – These are the wettest months. Rain is common most days (usually in the form of afternoon showers). Daytime temperatures average 33°C/91°F while nighttime and early mornings average 20°C/68°F.
  • March – The end of the Wet season comes and the rains diminish. Temperatures average between 31°C/88°F and 19°C/66°F during the day and night, respectively.

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