​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 warmest time occurs from September to March, and the coldest is May to August. April to October (the Dry season) is sunny with clear skies. The Wet season, from November to March, is characterized by clear mornings and afternoon showers.

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 8°C/46°F. Be sure to bring winter clothing for the cold morning game drives.
  • September & October – The drought finally ends with the first rains by late October. It gets hot during the day, with temperatures reaching over 33°C/91°F. October is the hottest month with an average daytime temperature of 35°C/95°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 33°C/91°F.
  • December, January & February – These months are the wettest, although it rarely rains the whole day. Afternoon showers are common. Alternately it can drizzle for a few days in a row. Daytime temperatures average 30°C/86°F, while night and early morning average 19°C/66°F.
  • March – Day and night temperatures average between 30°C/86°F and 18°C/64°F as the Wet season comes to its end.

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