​Weather & Climate – Mudumu NP

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Climate Chart Mudumu National Park

Climate Chart Mudumu National Park – 948-961m / 3,110-3,153ft

* 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.

Mudumu National Park's climate is hot and predominantly dry. When rainfall occurs, it is generally in the form of afternoon thunderstorms. November to April (summer) signifies the Wet season, while the winter months of May to October represent the Dry season.

Dry season May to October – Winter

These are the coolest months and the mornings in particular get cold. Rain is virtually non-existent throughout this period.

  • May, June, July & August – Plenty of sun and dry weather is typical. Afternoon temperatures usually hover around 27°C/80°F, but mornings get quite cold with temperatures averaging 8°C/47°F. Warm winter clothing is essential for early morning game drives.
  • September & October – Warmth increases in September. Early morning temperatures of 15°C/59°F are common. October is the hottest month, and temperatures average 35°C/95°F, though it will frequently spike higher. The rains usually begin toward the end of October or early November.

Wet Season November to April – Summer

The summer months are hot and with the heat comes the Wet season. Rainfall is not particularly high, but afternoon showers do occur. Most days are sunny and mornings are mild.

  • Novermber & December – The rains usually begin in late October or early November and bring relief from the dry conditions. Most of the day will be dry, but afternoon thundershowers are common. Daily temperatures average 32°C/90°F.
  • January, February & March – The most precipitation of the year falls during January and February, with afternoon showers becoming common. Daytime temps hover around 31°C/88°F and drop a bit after rainfall.
  • April – April sees a dramatic decrease in rainfall and temperatures begin to slowly drop as summer comes to an end.

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