Tanzania Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical19 Coast Dar es Salaam Geita Kagera Katavi Kigoma Lindi Manyara Mara Morogoro Mtwara Mwanza Rukwa Ruvuma Shinyanga Simiyu Singida Songwe Tabora
AmTropical monsoonTropical5 Pemba North Pemba South Zanzibar North Zanzibar South Zanzibar West
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate3 Arusha Iringa Njombe
AsTropical wet and dry or savanna ('summer' dry season)Tropical1 Tanga
BshSubtropical steppeArid1 Dodoma
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate1 Kilimanjaro
CwaHumid subtropical, dry winterTemperate1 Mbeya

Summary: Most regions (19) in Tanzania lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 27.6°C (81.68°F) in Tanga to a low of 19.05°C (66.29°F) in Mbeya.

Climate Tanzania: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)32.44(90.39)32.66(90.79)32.81(91.06)31.26(88.27)29.14(84.45)28.72(83.7)29.62(85.32)31.55(88.79)32.89(91.2)32.28(90.1)31.92(89.46)32.22(90.0)32.89(91.2)
Average high °C (°F)27.35(81.23)27.94(82.29)27.84(82.11)26.88(80.38)26.27(79.29)26.05(78.89)26.12(79.02)27.16(80.89)28.11(82.6)28.71(83.68)28.43(83.17)27.69(81.84)27.38(81.28)
Daily mean °C (°F)24.57(76.23)24.93(76.87)24.91(76.84)24.07(75.33)23.22(73.8)22.63(72.73)22.55(72.59)23.54(74.37)24.54(76.17)25.35(77.63)25.36(77.65)24.92(76.86)24.22(75.6)
Average low °C (°F)20.43(68.77)20.5(68.9)20.62(69.12)20.06(68.11)18.98(66.16)17.87(64.17)17.57(63.63)18.43(65.17)19.29(66.72)20.3(68.54)20.63(69.13)20.63(69.13)19.61(67.3)
Record low °C (°F)14.81(58.66)14.73(58.51)14.74(58.53)14.1(57.38)12.3(54.14)10.75(51.35)10.22(50.4)11.36(52.45)12.83(55.09)14.75(58.55)15.44(59.79)15.23(59.41)10.22(50.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches)267.49(10.53)232.02(9.13)317.28(12.49)341.39(13.44)199.52(7.86)50.71(2.0)30.45(1.2)36.33(1.43)53.81(2.12)118.98(4.68)219.9(8.66)291.64(11.48)179.96(7.09)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)20.7118.424.8124.4717.128.846.747.69.0113.6519.924.0116.27
Average relative humidity (%)77.6676.7578.380.7978.2471.9767.0664.4263.3765.4170.8275.8672.55
Mean monthly sunshine hours10.7410.7910.6810.610.8811.2211.2611.3111.2311.4111.5211.1511.07

Tanzania Climate Graph

Tanzania

Tanzania’s Cities by Temperature

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

Tanga
27.6°C | 81.68°F
Dar es Salaam
27.3°C | 81.14°F
Coast
27.3°C | 81.14°F
Zanzibar West
27.15°C | 80.87°F
Zanzibar South
27.15°C | 80.87°F
Zanzibar North
27.15°C | 80.87°F
Pemba North
26.96°C | 80.53°F
Pemba South
26.96°C | 80.53°F
Lindi
26.74°C | 80.13°F
Mtwara
26.74°C | 80.13°F
Morogoro
24.77°C | 76.59°F
Manyara
24.54°C | 76.17°F
Njombe
24.42°C | 75.96°F
Katavi
24.17°C | 75.51°F
Tabora
24.17°C | 75.51°F
Singida
24.07°C | 75.33°F
Dodoma
24.07°C | 75.33°F
Kigoma
23.8°C | 74.84°F
Shinyanga
23.34°C | 74.01°F
Geita
23.34°C | 74.01°F
Mwanza
23.34°C | 74.01°F
Simiyu
23.31°C | 73.96°F
Kilimanjaro
23.25°C | 73.85°F
Mara
22.7°C | 72.86°F
Arusha
22.12°C | 71.82°F
Ruvuma
22.12°C | 71.82°F
Kagera
22.04°C | 71.67°F
Rukwa
21.21°C | 70.18°F
Iringa
20.77°C | 69.39°F
Mbeya
19.05°C | 66.29°F
Songwe
19.05°C | 66.29°F

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