Zanzibar (city) weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Zanzibar (city)

The best time to visit in Zanzibar (city) in Zanzibar is from January until March and June until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Zanzibar (city) is 30°C in March and the lowest is 27°C in June. The water temperature is between 26°C and 31°C.

Zanzibar (city) has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Zanzibar (city) or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Zanzibar (city) by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Water temp. (°C) 30 29 30 31 29 28 27 26 27 28 29 30
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104

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14 day weather forecast Zanzibar (city)

The weather for in Zanzibar (city) will be around 31° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 20 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
28° 1.9 mm 40% 4 m/s 9
Thursday 21 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
28° 0.5 mm 15% 3 m/s 5
Friday 22 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
28° 0.8 mm 20% 3 m/s 8
Saturday 23 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
28° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 11
Sunday 24 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
28° 0.5 mm 15% 2 m/s 8
Monday 25 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
28° 2.9 mm 50% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 26 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
28° 6.6 mm 70% 3 m/s 11

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 1.2 mm 30% 3 m/s 7
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 0.5 mm 15% 3 m/s 9
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
28° 0.8 mm 20% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
28° 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 5
Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
28° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 2.9 mm 50% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
28° 3.4 mm 55% 3 m/s 5

Climate Zanzibar (city)

Zanzibar (city) has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar (city) is 28° degrees and there is about 928 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 63 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Zanzibar (city)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Night temp. (°C) 27 27 27 26 25 24 24 24 24 25 26 27
Water temp. (°C) 30 29 30 31 29 28 27 26 27 28 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104
Days with rain 16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry days 15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7

Zanzibar (city) weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Zanzibar (city)?

Zanzibar (city) is located in Zanzibar. It lies in a straight line at 4,612 miles from London.

The coordinates of Zanzibar (city) are:

  • Latitude: -6.1656624
  • Longitude: 39.202657

The GPS coordinates are 6° 9' S, 39° 12' E

How long is the flight to Zanzibar (city)?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Zanzibar (city) is approximately 10 h. 20 min.

What are the nearest airports to Zanzibar (city)?

These are the airports closests to Zanzibar (city):

How many inhabitants are there in Zanzibar (city)?

Zanzibar (city) has approximately 403,658 inhabitants.

How big is Zanzibar (city)?

The area of Zanzibar (city) is around 2,141 mi².

What is the currency of Zanzibar (city)?

In Zanzibar (city) the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 20 October 2021

  • 1 US dollar = 1.33 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.75 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 13.26 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 7.54 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 132.55 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 75.44 US dollar
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 3,073.91 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.000 Tanzanian shilling
  • 10 Tanzanian shilling = 30,739.08 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.003 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 307,390.79 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 0.033 Tanzanian shilling

What is the area code of Zanzibar (city)?

The area code to call Zanzibar (city) is +255.