​Weather & Climate – Matobo NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zimbabwe several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zimbabwe expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zimbabwe expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Climate Chart Matobo National Park

Climate Chart Matobo National Park – 1,169-1,462m / 3,835-4,797ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

Matobo National Park’s weather is temperate and fair. The warmest period is from October to March. From April to September it’s cooler during the day and it can get very cold at night in the midwinter months of May to July. The Dry season (April to October) is made up of clear, sun-filled days. During the Wet season (November to March), afternoon showers are common.

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Dry Season April to October – Winter

  • April – This is the start of the Dry season but there might still be sporadic rain. It also starts to cool down in April and early morning game drives in open vehicles can be cold.
  • May, June, July & August – These are cooler and drier months. Daytime temperatures are very pleasant at around 21°C/70°F, but it gets cold at night and in the early morning, with average temperatures of 8°C/46°F. Warm winter clothing is essential for early morning game drives.
  • September & October – With the exception of late October (the hottest month) and the arrival of the rainy season, these two months are dry. It gets warmer during the day, with temperatures reaching over 28°C/82°F.

Wet Season November to March – Summer

  • November – It rains steadily now, though not every day.
  • December, January & February – These are the wettest months, with rain typically falling on three or four days a week. Showers are mostly short, and they rarely last all day, with the sun coming out afterward. Daytime temperatures average 28°C/82°F while night and early morning average 15°C/59°F.
  • March – The rains slow down. Temperatures average between 28°C/82°F and 14°C/57°F during the daytime and nighttime respectively.

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