Climate and Weather of Kariba, Zimbabwe

The climate of Kariba

Kariba is a small town in northern Zimbabwe, in the Mashonaland West province. Kariba is located on Lake Kariba and not far from the Zambezi River. Due to its location on Lake Kariba, the city and the surrounding towns are popular with tourists and this part of Zimbabwe is also known as the Zimbabwe Riviera. The lake is very popular with anglers who go on so-called canoe safaris here.

According to Citypopulationreview, Kariba has a warm steppe climate, with higher precipitation rates and higher average temperatures than most places in Zimbabwe. The main reason for this is that Kariba is located in the Zambezi Valley. Partly because of this, the nights are also less cold than in the rest of the country and night frost will rarely or never occur.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month amount of rainfall per month
January 31℃ 22℃ 7 17
February 31℃ 22℃ 7 14
March 31℃ 21℃ 8 10
April 31℃ 19℃ 9 4
May 29℃ 15℃ 10 1
June 27℃ 12℃ 9 0
July 27℃ 12℃ 10 0
August 29℃ 14℃ 10 0
September 33℃ 19℃ 10 0
October 35℃ 23℃ 10 2
November 34℃ 24℃ 8 8
December 32℃ 22℃ 7 15

The weather in Kariba

Here you will find the weather forecast for Kariba. View the current weather in Kariba and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Kariba. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Kariba. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Kariba? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 17 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 19 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 4 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 29 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 15 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 29 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 33 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 19 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 35 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 23 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 34 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 24 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Kariba is around 32 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

Kariba, Zimbabwe