​Weather & Climate – Zambezi 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 Zambezi National Park

Climate Chart Zambezi National Park – 891-1,056m / 2,923-3,465ft

* 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.

Zambezi National Park enjoys warm to hot temperatures. The hottest time occurs from October to March. Temperatures drop over April to September, with the midwinter months of June and July the coolest. The Dry season (April to October) is sunny with clear skies. The Wet season (November to March) is characterized by clear mornings and afternoon showers.

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Dry Season April to October – Winter

  • April – The temperatures cool down, particularly during the nighttime. Rains occur less and less often.
  • May, June, July & August – These are the coldest winter months. Daytime temperatures are around 27°C/81°F, but at night and in the early morning the temperature cools to around 11°C/52°F. Be sure to bring warm clothing for the early morning game drives.
  • September & October – The drought finally ends, with the first rains arriving by late October. It gets hot during the day, with temperatures reaching over 31°C/88°F. October is the hottest month with an average daytime temperature of 34°C/93°F.

Wet Season November to March – Summer

  • November – It starts raining more heavily, although it won’t rain every day. It can get uncomfortably hot because of the increased humidity and high average daytime temperatures, usually hovering around 34°C/93°F.
  • December, January & February – These are the three wettest months, with rain falling on average every two days. Even so, it seldom rains the whole day. More normal are dry mornings with short but stormy afternoon showers. Very occasionally, it might drizzle for a few days in a row. Daytime temperatures average 33°C/91°F, while night and early morning average 16°C/61°F.
  • March – Day and night temperatures average between 33°C/91°F and 15°C/59°F as the Wet season comes to its end.

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