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The climate of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Dar es Salaam is located on the east coast of Tanzania and is the largest city of the country. The city is a district in its own right in the country and used to be the capital of Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is located on the Indian Ocean. The city used to be known as Mzizma. Most tourists who visit this city use it as a starting point to visit the Dar es Salaam Marina Reserve, Mbudya Island and Bongoyo Island to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the peace and quiet and the beautiful underwater life. Countless resorts can be found on these islands. From Dar es Salaam you can take a plane to Zanzibar. The beach of Dar es Salaam is known as Oyster Bay and consists of white beaches with palm trees. Dar es Salaam has a tropical savannah climate strongly influenced by the Indian Ocean. Dar es Salaam has two wet and two dry periods. The first rainy period is from March till May, the second is from November till December. Temperatures here are a few degrees higher than in the interior on average. Fortunately an ever blowing sea breeze offers some cooling.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Dar es Salaam

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 32 23 8 12 29
February 33 23 8 9 29
March 32 23 7 18 29
April 31 23 5 24 29
May 30 22 6 18 28
June 29 20 8 8 27
July 29 19 8 8 26
August 29 19 8 8 25
September 30 19 8 7 26
October 31 20 9 10 26
November 31 21 8 14 28
December 32 23 8 16 29
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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