Best time to visit, weather and climate Zanzibar
Best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

Best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

The best time to visit the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania is from january until march and june until december, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature on Zanzibar is 30°C in march and the lowest is 27°C in june. The weather and climate of Zanzibar is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Zanzibar is an 8,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Zanzibar or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Zanzibar per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
29°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C
52
mm
35
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103
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208
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154
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38
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30
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28
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28
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50
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97
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104
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Climate Zanzibar

Climate Zanzibar


Climate Zanzibar per Month

Climate Zanzibar per Month

The island Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 28° degrees and there is about 928 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 63 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 29°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C
Night 27°C 27°C 27°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 27°C
Precip 52
mm
35
mm
103
mm
208
mm
154
mm
38
mm
30
mm
28
mm
28
mm
50
mm
97
mm
104
mm
Rain
days
16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry
days
15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force
in Bft
4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
 


Climate Zanzibar january

On average, it is maximum 29° in january on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar february

On average, it is maximum 29° in february on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar march

On average, it is maximum 30° in march on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In march there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar april

On average, it is maximum 29° in april on Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 208 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar may

On average, it is maximum 28° in may on Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In may there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 154 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar june

On average, it is maximum 27° in june on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In june there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In july there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In august there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar september

On average, it is maximum 27° in september on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In september there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar october

On average, it is maximum 28° in october on Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar november

On average, it is maximum 29° in november on Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In november there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar december

On average, it is maximum 29° in december on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In december there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 104 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month on Zanzibar.

14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

The weather for Zanzibar in Tanzania will be 29° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
9 Jul
Onweer met zware regen 27°C 23°C 26°C 18 mm 85% 4m/s 6
Fr
10 Jul
Enkele wolken 29°C 23°C 26°C 1.1 mm 25% 3m/s 9
Sa
11 Jul
Onweer met regen 27°C 22°C 26°C 9.3 mm 75% 4m/s 3
Su
12 Jul
Enkele wolken 28°C 22°C 26°C 1.8 mm 35% 4m/s 8
Mo
13 Jul
Enkele wolken 28°C 23°C 26°C 0.9 mm 25% 4m/s 9
Tu
14 Jul
Enkele wolken 28°C 22°C 26°C 1.7 mm 35% 4m/s 7
We
15 Jul
Gespreide bewolking 28°C 23°C 26°C 1.3 mm 30% 5m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
16 Jul
Bewolkt 28°C 23°C 26°C 1.6 mm 35% 6m/s 3
Fr
17 Jul
Gespreide bewolking 28°C 21°C 26°C 1.6 mm 35% 6m/s 5
Sa
18 Jul
Bewolkt 28°C 21°C 26°C 0.9 mm 25% 5m/s 3
Su
19 Jul
Gespreide bewolking 27°C 21°C 26°C 0.3 mm 10% 4m/s 3
Mo
20 Jul
Bewolkt 28°C 21°C 26°C 0.3 mm 10% 4m/s 2
Tu
21 Jul
Bewolkt 28°C 23°C 26°C 0.1 mm 20% 4m/s 1
We
22 Jul
Bewolkt 28°C 23°C 26°C 0.2 mm 20% 4m/s 2
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In Zanzibar the United States dollar and Tanzanian shilling are used to pay.

Exchange rate United States dollar (USD) 9 july 2020

1 United States dollar = 1,39 Singapore dollar
100 United States dollar = 139,12 Singapore dollar

1 Singapore dollar = 0,72 United States dollar
100 Singapore dollar = 71,88 United States dollar

Exchange rate Tanzanian shilling (TZS) 9 july 2020

1 Tanzanian shilling = 0,00 Singapore dollar
100 Tanzanian shilling = 0,06 Singapore dollar

1 Singapore dollar = 1.666,89 Tanzanian shilling
100 Singapore dollar = 166.689,46 Tanzanian shilling

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Time difference Zanzibar

Time difference Zanzibar

On Zanzibar it is now 11:52 o’clock in the morning on thursday 9 july 2020. That is 5 hour earlier than in Singapore. The time zone of Zanzibar is Africa/Dar_es_Salaam and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Zanzibar

Vaccinations Zanzibar

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay on Zanzibar.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Cholera
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)