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The climate of Zanzibar (Tanzania)
Zanzibar is a large island off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. The capital of this island is Zanzibar Town. Pemba Island, which is situated in the vicinity is seen as a part of Zanzibar. Throughout the years the island was under the rule of various countries such as Portugal and Oman. Later on it was under British rule. In 1963 the island became independent and even became an independent country. Not much later it became part of the United Republic of Tanzania together with Tanganyika. Zanzibar is also known as Unguja. Zanzibar has a tropical monsoon climate with high precipitation figures all year round. The island has two rainy periods. The first rainy period is from March till June, the second one is from October till January. Temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. These high temperatures in combination with high precipitation figures may cause humidity figures to be high as well.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Zanzibar
Please, note that local deviations may occur

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 10 28
February 33 22 8 7 28
March 32 22 7 13 29
April 30 23 6 18 29
May 29 22 6 15 28
June 29 21 8 7 27
July 29 20 8 8 26
August 29 19 8 8 25
September 30 19 8 8 26
October 31 20 8 9 26
November 31 21 8 11 28
December 31 22 8 13 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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