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Zanzibar Climate & Temperature

  • Zanzibar, Tanzania is at 6°13'S, 39°13'E, 15 m (49 ft). See map.
  • Zanzibar has a tropical monsoonal climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Am) with a dry season and a heavy monsoon the rest of year, no cold season.
  • The annual mean temperature is 25.7 degrees Celsius (78.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Zanzibar Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1684 mm (66.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1684 Litres/m² (41.3 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2755 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Zanzibar you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Atuona, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Zanzibar Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 29 (84) 30 (86) 31 (88) 31 (88) 31 (88) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 30 (86) 30 (86) 29 (84) 31 (87)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 25 (76) 24 (75) 24 (75) 25 (77) 26 (78) 27 (80) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (80) 26 (79) 25 (77) 26 (78)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (68) 19 (66) 18 (64) 19 (66) 20 (68) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 23 (73) 22 (72) 21 (70) 21 (70)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 48 (2) 47 (2) 50 (2) 97 (4) 226 (9) 194 (8) 89 (4) 56 (2) 153 (6) 401 (16) 255 (10) 68 (3) 1684 (66)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 11' 8h 23' 8h 30' 8h 11' 7h 24' 8h 00' 7h 30' 7h 55' 7h 17' 5h 42' 7h 00' 7h 24' 7h 32'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 47' 11h 55' 12h 05' 12h 15' 12h 24' 12h 28' 12h 26' 12h 18' 12h 09' 11h 58' 11h 50' 11h 45' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 62 (38) 71 (29) 71 (29) 67 (33) 60 (40) 65 (35) 61 (39) 65 (35) 61 (39) 48 (52) 60 (40) 64 (36) 63 (37)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 63.3 71.7 82.9 84.1 75.9 72.8 76.1 84.5 83.3 71.9 63.6 60.4 74.2

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