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Main City Centres

Harare

The capital of Zimbabwe, has an almost perfect climate all year round, with Summer (November to March) being warm/hot, but not unbearable, generally blue skies with afternoon/evening thunderstorms and rain showers are pretty common.  Sept ember and October are hot and dry with temperatures in the late thirties/forties degrees celsius.  During the Spring (Apr-May), days are warm, with evenings cooling down, June & July are the colder/wintry months with temperatures reaching seven degrees celsius.  Autumn in August starts to warm up, very pretty month with msasa trees losing their leaves, and known to be the windy month.

Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second largest city and is found in the western part of Zimbabwe.  During the rainy season from November to April, day time temperatures are around twenty six degrees celsius, although the city does have erratic rainfall, and some years experiences severe droughts.  June to August are dry with the hottest month being October, average temperatures of thirty degrees celsius

 

Zambezi River/Victoria Falls/Kariba/Hwange

November - March

In Summer you can experience hot days between 30-35 degrees and nights of around 22 degrees Celsius.  Thunderstorms and rain showers occur especially in the late afternoon and evening. Generally the Zambezi river camps close during this period, as rivers can flood and roads can become virtually impassable.  This time of the year there are plenty of mosquitoes so it is advisable to bring mosquito repellent.  Game viewing is difficult at this time of the year as the grass and bush is long and green making it harder to spot the animals.

April - August

The autumn season is a beautiful time of year to visit, during April and May when there are generally clear blue skies, warm days and very little rain.  It can get very cold at night, and in the early mornings (approx 8 degrees Celsius).  Game viewing starts to get better, especially towards August when the grass and bush has been eaten

Sept – Oct

This is the ideal time of game viewing, as it is hot and dry, and also the perfect time for fishing in Kariba or the Zambezi valley.  It can get extremely hot, with no relief of rain, temperatures between 30-40 degrees during the day.

Current Weather

Thundershower

Thundershower

26 °C | 79 °F

(feels like
22 °C | 72 °F)

Cloud Cover 100%

Humidity 67%

Visibility 24 km | 15 mls

Wind From NE

Wind Conditions 3 km/h | 2 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Saturday

Sunrise 5:14 AM

Sunset 6:35 PM

Cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm
Cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm

26 | 79

19 | 66

6 km/h
4 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 5:14 AM

Sunset 6:36 PM

Cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later
Cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later

28 | 82

19 | 66

11 km/h
7 mph

Monday

Sunrise 5:15 AM

Sunset 6:36 PM

Some sun, then turning cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later
Some sun, then turning cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later

28 | 82

19 | 66

9 km/h
6 mph

Tuesday

Sunrise 5:15 AM

Sunset 6:37 PM

Cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around
Cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around

27 | 81

19 | 66

16 km/h
10 mph

Wednesday

Sunrise 5:16 AM

Sunset 6:37 PM

Clouds and sunshine with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm; humid
Clouds and sunshine with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm; humid

29 | 84

21 | 70

8 km/h
5 mph

Eastern Highlands (Chimanimani, Bvumba, Troutbeck, Nyanga and Mutare)

These areas are mountainous, and the early mornings often start with mist which lifts by mid morning.  The rainy season is from November to April and it is not uncommon to have long periods of light drizzle sometimes.  In winter the nights can get very cold with lots of frost, overnight and early morning, days are cool and sunny.  Mutare is the main city in this region.

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