Zambia Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
CwaHumid subtropical, dry winterTemperate8 Central Copperbelt Luapula Lusaka Muchinga North-Western Northern Southern
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical2 Eastern Western

Summary: Most regions (8) in Zambia lie in the Humid subtropical, dry winter climate zone (Köppen: Cwa). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 25.88°C (78.58°F) in Western to a low of 21.24°C (70.23°F) in Muchinga.

Climate Zambia: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)29.41(84.94)29.46(85.03)29.25(84.65)29.53(85.15)28.45(83.21)26.88(80.38)27.21(80.98)31.52(88.74)35.71(96.28)36.67(98.01)33.18(91.72)30.15(86.27)36.67(98.01)
Average high °C (°F)25.63(78.13)25.69(78.24)25.79(78.42)25.63(78.13)25.29(77.52)24.17(75.51)24.68(76.42)28.36(83.05)31.93(89.47)33.21(91.78)30.94(87.69)27.05(80.69)27.36(81.25)
Daily mean °C (°F)22.78(73.0)22.73(72.91)22.63(72.73)21.95(71.51)20.92(69.66)19.44(66.99)19.72(67.5)23.27(73.89)26.92(80.46)28.7(83.66)26.99(80.58)23.95(75.11)23.33(73.99)
Average low °C (°F)17.71(63.88)17.63(63.73)17.24(63.03)15.67(60.21)13.49(56.28)11.21(52.18)10.85(51.53)13.43(56.17)16.47(61.65)18.87(65.97)18.96(66.13)18.2(64.76)15.81(60.46)
Record low °C (°F)16.18(61.12)16.12(61.02)15.88(60.58)14.6(58.28)12.44(54.39)10.09(50.16)9.77(49.59)11.9(53.42)14.5(58.1)16.59(61.86)16.89(62.4)16.38(61.48)9.77(49.59)
Average precipitation mm (inches)312.56(12.31)289.96(11.42)215.33(8.48)60.54(2.38)5.03(0.2)0.77(0.03)0.71(0.03)0.32(0.01)0.88(0.03)19.84(0.78)137.71(5.42)317.34(12.49)113.42(4.47)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)26.4724.0722.469.761.430.110.120.060.33.8815.4125.9310.83
Average relative humidity (%)84.7485.984.3677.7367.260.653.6540.5732.7737.3956.9378.5563.37
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.410.5410.5610.149.189.199.3910.5411.7512.2312.3912.0710.78

Zambia Climate Graph

Zambia

Zambia’s Cities by Temperature

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

Western
25.88°C | 78.58°F
North-Western
24.2°C | 75.56°F
Eastern
23.92°C | 75.06°F
Luapula
23.39°C | 74.1°F
Copperbelt
23.34°C | 74.01°F
Central
23.12°C | 73.62°F
Lusaka
22.87°C | 73.17°F
Southern
22.87°C | 73.17°F
Northern
22.53°C | 72.55°F
Muchinga
21.24°C | 70.23°F

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