​Weather & Climate – Mikumi NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Climate Chart Mikumi National Park

Climate Chart Mikumi National Park – 201-1,143m / 659-3,750ft

* 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.

The climate in Mikumi National Park varies from warm to hot and humid, with little change in temperatures through the year. The warmest months are October to March, and the coolest are June to August. Mikumi's Wet season runs from November to May, when rains occur almost daily, usually in the afternoon, but they seldom last long. The Dry season is from June to October.

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Dry Season June to October

Afternoon temperatures are usually around 28°C/82°F. Days are bright and clear.

  • June, July, August & September – It hardly ever rains. These are the coolest months. Nighttime temperatures drop to about 17°C/63°F.
  • October – If the rains come early, they might start at the end of October. Otherwise, it can be very hot and dry, with humidity building throughout the month.

Wet Season November to May

It is usually hot and humid during the Wet season. Afternoon temperatures are usually around 31°C/88°F and nighttime temperatures fall to around 20°C/68°F.

  • November & December – This is the beginning of the Wet season, and the exact start date is unpredictable. Rains are infrequent, usually coming as thunderstorms in the afternoon. It is rare for it to rain throughout the day.
  • January & February – The rainy season is well on its way now, and there will be more rainy days in these months. Still, it's rare to experience rain all day. Afternoon showers are common.
  • March, April & May – April is the peak of the Wet season. There tends to be cloud cover and rain most days, although seldom for the whole day. The average temperatures range from 30°C/86°F for a high and 20°C/68°F for a low.

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