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Weather

Climate:

Zanzibar experiences ideal holiday weather for most of the year.  The heat of summer is often cooled
by pleasant sea breezes. Being near to the equator, the islands are warm all year round,
but officially, summer peaks in December and winter in June.
Zanzibar is blessed with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine daily.
The long rains are from April to May, though typically it doesn't rain every day during this time.
The short rains are from October to November, the showers are short and intermittent.


Click here for websites which give Zanzibar weather:
www.ZanzibarWeather.com
Business Traveller weather for Zanzibar
CNN weather for Zanzibar

Climatic Chart - Degrees Centigrade

Average Temperature JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
28 28 28 27 25 25 24 25 25 26 27 27
Average Rainfall, cm JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
5 6 14 32 28 5 2 3 4 6 17 13
Average Number of Rainy Days JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
5 5 8 11 10 4 2 2 3 4 9 8
Average Number of Days Above 32°C JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
15 15 17 10 8 nil nil nil 7 10 14 14


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