​Weather & Climate – Tarangire 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 Tarangire National Park

Climate Chart Tarangire National Park – 985-1,528m / 3,232-5,013ft

* 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 weather in Tarangire National Park is temperate and enjoyable. The Wet season consists of two rainy periods: the short rains (November to December) and the long rains (March to May). Around January and February rainfall decreases for a month or so. It usually rains in the afternoon and seldom for the entire day. It rarely gets too hot, but the evenings and mornings tend to get cold. Warm clothes for early morning game drives are recommended.

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Dry Season June to October

It is sunny and it hardly ever rains. It gets more dusty and the sky gets more hazy as the season progresses.

  • June, July & August – Afternoon temperatures are close to 24°C/75°F. Days are clear with blue skies. It cools down at night with temperatures dropping to about 14°C/57°F.
  • September & October – It is very dry and daytime temperatures rise to about 28°C/82°F. The first showers at the end of October come as a relief.

Wet Season November to May

Afternoon temperatures are usually around 28°C/82°F, and nighttime temperatures are around 17°C/63°F.

  • November & December'Short rains' – October through December brings about four weeks of rain, the start of which is unpredictable. It will rarely have a negative effect on your trip, as it would be unusual for it to rain all day.
  • January & February – A dry spell occurs after the short rains. The exact timing is difficult to predict.
  • March, April & May'Long rains' – There is rain most days, although it rarely rains the entire day. Cloudy skies are common. Cold fronts usually roll in during April and May causing temperatures to get much colder.

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