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The climate of Mtwara (Tanzania)
Mtwara is a coastal place located in the eastern part of Tanzania in the Mtwara province of which it also is the capital. Mtwara is located on the Indian Ocean where the Ruvuma River flows into the sea, not far from the border with Mozambique. Despite the fact that Mtwara is located on the sea it attracts far fewer tourists than Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. Tourists that do travel here can enjoy a beautiful authentic village.
Mtwara has a tropical savannah climate. temperatures here are slightly higher than in other parts of the country. Mtwara has a distinct dry and a distinct wet period. The rainy period is from December till May. The temperature of the sea is pleasantly warm all year round.

 

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

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 31 24 7 20 29
February 31 24 7 16 29
March 31 23 6 21 29
April 31 23 7 19 29
May 30 21 8 8 28
June 30 20 9 4 27
July 29 19 9 5 26
August 30 19 9 5 25
September 30 19 9 4 26
October 31 21 10 6 26
November 31 22 9 9 27
December 31 23 8 18 28
= 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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