Weather & Climate – Mikumi NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
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 varies from warm to hot and humid, with little change 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. Rains occur almost daily, usually in the afternoon, but seldom last long. The Dry season is from June to October.

Dry season June to October

Afternoon temperatures are usually around 27°C/81°F. Days are bright and clear.

  • June, July, August & September – It hardly ever rains. These are the coolest months. Night temperatures drop to about 18°C/64°F.
  • October – If early, rains might start at the end of October.

Wet season November to May

It is hot and humid in the Wet season. Afternoon temperatures are usually around 30°C/86°F and night temperatures are around 21°C/70°F.

  • November & December – This is the beginning of the Wet season, and the exact start is unpredictable. Rains are infrequent, usually 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 – These are the wettest months. There tends to be cloud cover and rain most days, although seldom for the whole day. The average temperatures range from 28°C/82°F for a high and 21°C/70°F for a low.

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