Botswana Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
BshSubtropical steppeArid15 Central Chobe Francistown Gaborone Ghanzi Jwaneng Kgatleng Kweneng Lobatse North East North West Seledi Phikwe South East Southern Sowa Town
BwhSubtropical desertArid1 Kgalagadi

Summary: Most regions (15) in Botswana lie in the Subtropical steppe climate zone (Köppen: Bsh). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 26.3°C (79.34°F) in Sowa Town to a low of 23.53°C (74.35°F) in South East.

Climate Botswana: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)32.53(90.55)32.01(89.62)31.26(88.27)29.52(85.14)28.39(83.1)26.26(79.27)26.23(79.21)30.49(86.88)34.82(94.68)36.84(98.31)34.42(93.96)32.95(91.31)36.84(98.31)
Average high °C (°F)31.23(88.21)30.82(87.48)30.23(86.41)27.58(81.64)25.64(78.15)22.69(72.84)22.48(72.46)26.64(79.95)31.06(87.91)33.18(91.72)32.56(90.61)31.48(88.66)28.8(83.84)
Daily mean °C (°F)27.83(82.09)27.16(80.89)26.4(79.52)23.69(74.64)21.11(70.0)17.74(63.93)17.53(63.55)21.37(70.47)25.92(78.66)28.74(83.73)28.96(84.13)28.3(82.94)24.56(76.21)
Average low °C (°F)21.16(70.09)20.21(68.38)19.33(66.79)16.76(62.17)13.43(56.17)9.87(49.77)9.43(48.97)11.97(53.55)15.68(60.22)19.17(66.51)20.92(69.66)21.46(70.63)16.62(61.92)
Record low °C (°F)19.94(67.89)19.01(66.22)18.49(65.28)15.64(60.15)12.27(54.09)8.34(47.01)8.08(46.54)10.55(50.99)14.35(57.83)17.81(64.06)19.7(67.46)20.45(68.81)8.08(46.54)
Average precipitation mm (inches)65.71(2.59)59.3(2.33)29.31(1.15)18.83(0.74)1.33(0.05)0.48(0.02)0.86(0.03)0.22(0.01)1.08(0.04)15.24(0.6)47.48(1.87)79.48(3.13)26.61(1.05)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)10.879.047.023.740.40.150.230.070.252.687.4711.24.43
Average relative humidity (%)54.0856.2154.1452.1143.244.6542.4532.7827.629.7539.1350.8243.91
Mean monthly sunshine hours12.8911.5211.2510.38.928.729.1210.4111.6212.5912.9413.0411.11

Botswana Climate Graph

Botswana

Botswana’s Cities by Temperature

Botswana’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Sowa Town
26.3°C | 79.34°F
Central
26.3°C | 79.34°F
North West
26.14°C | 79.05°F
Chobe
26.04°C | 78.87°F
Ghanzi
25.17°C | 77.31°F
Kgalagadi
24.72°C | 76.5°F
Francistown
24.34°C | 75.81°F
North East
24.34°C | 75.81°F
Seledi Phikwe
24.23°C | 75.61°F
Kweneng
23.8°C | 74.84°F
Kgatleng
23.8°C | 74.84°F
Southern
23.64°C | 74.55°F
Jwaneng
23.64°C | 74.55°F
Gaborone
23.53°C | 74.35°F
Lobatse
23.53°C | 74.35°F
South East
23.53°C | 74.35°F

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