Zimbabwe Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
BshSubtropical steppeArid4 Bulawayo Masvingo Matabeleland North Matabeleland South
CwaHumid subtropical, dry winterTemperate4 Manicaland Mashonaland Central Mashonaland West Midlands
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate2 Harare Mashonaland East

Summary: Most regions (4) in Zimbabwe lie in the Subtropical steppe climate zone (Köppen: Bsh). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 24.52°C (76.14°F) in Matabeleland North to a low of 20.62°C (69.12°F) in Manicaland.

Climate Zimbabwe: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)29.49(85.08)28.86(83.95)28.74(83.73)27.76(81.97)26.43(79.57)24.42(75.96)24.75(76.55)28.63(83.53)32.86(91.15)34.83(94.69)32.93(91.27)30.44(86.79)34.83(94.69)
Average high °C (°F)27.31(81.16)26.94(80.49)26.85(80.33)25.55(77.99)24.49(76.08)22.54(72.57)22.56(72.61)26.53(79.75)30.31(86.56)31.75(89.15)30.59(87.06)28.43(83.17)26.99(80.58)
Daily mean °C (°F)23.93(75.07)23.46(74.23)23.08(73.54)21.48(70.66)19.84(67.71)17.74(63.93)17.7(63.86)21.38(70.48)25.19(77.34)27.16(80.89)26.67(80.01)25.1(77.18)22.73(72.91)
Average low °C (°F)17.55(63.59)17.14(62.85)16.24(61.23)14.29(57.72)11.76(53.17)9.65(49.37)9.28(48.7)11.66(52.99)14.49(58.08)17.2(62.96)18.32(64.98)18.35(65.03)14.66(58.39)
Record low °C (°F)16.16(61.09)15.59(60.06)14.43(57.97)12.32(54.18)9.94(49.89)8.13(46.63)7.79(46.02)9.82(49.68)11.8(53.24)14.37(57.87)15.93(60.67)16.65(61.97)7.79(46.02)
Average precipitation mm (inches)278.1(10.95)232.75(9.16)130.23(5.13)53.49(2.11)9.44(0.37)2.63(0.1)3.09(0.12)1.41(0.06)2.6(0.1)28.01(1.1)130.54(5.14)262.51(10.34)94.57(3.72)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)20.3718.7815.558.392.060.650.90.420.584.712.8919.268.71
Average relative humidity (%)74.6677.0974.8670.0160.3159.0554.8243.6937.240.5352.0967.2359.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours12.5212.1311.478.88.68.618.548.8111.0212.1712.812.610.67

Zimbabwe Climate Graph

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Cities by Temperature

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

Matabeleland North
24.52°C | 76.14°F
Matabeleland South
23.57°C | 74.43°F
Mashonaland Central
23.56°C | 74.41°F
Mashonaland West
23.56°C | 74.41°F
Midlands
23.22°C | 73.8°F
Masvingo
22.57°C | 72.63°F
Bulawayo
22.27°C | 72.09°F
Harare
21.94°C | 71.49°F
Mashonaland East
21.46°C | 70.63°F
Manicaland
20.62°C | 69.12°F

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