Zambia
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Zambia

To go to Zambia, the best time to visit is March through November. In this period you have a hot temperature and little precipitation. In Zambia, October is the warmest month with 32°C and the most cold month is 22°C in June.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Zambia per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Zambia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137

Weather data from: Lusaka




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Climate Zambia

Zambia has a moderate climate. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Zambia is 26° degrees and there is about 585 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 65% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate Zambia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 26 30 32 30 27
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 13 16 19 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 160 113 73 19 5 1 1 0 0 4 70 137
Days with rain 27 25 22 12 5 3 3 1 - 2 14 24
Dry days 4 3 9 18 26 27 28 30 30 29 16 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 11 12 12 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6

Weather data from: Lusaka


Zambia weather by month

What is the average Zambia weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Zambia weather

The weather for Zambia over the next 14 days will be 23°C till 30° with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Zambia is based on the weather in Lusaka.

5-day weather forecast Zambia

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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30°C
17°C
4 mm
2 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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28°C
17°C
2.3 mm
4 m/s
Friday
9 december
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23°C
18°C
3.9 mm
5 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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26°C
18°C
6.3 mm
5 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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25°C
17°C
13.1 mm
3 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Zambia


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Zambia?

Zambia lies in a straight line about 10,702 km from Philippines (Manila → Lusaka).

How long is the flight to Zambia?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Zambia is approximately 13 h. 30 min.

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What are the largest airports in Zambia?

These are the largest airports in Zambia:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Lusaka (LUN) in Lusaka
  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA) in Ndola
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) in Livingstone
  • Mfuwe Airport (MFU)

How many inhabitants does Zambia have?

Zambia has 16,405,229 inhabitants.

How big is Zambia?

The surface area of Zambia is 752,614 km². It is 3x bigger than Philippines.

What is the capital of Zambia?

The capital of Zambia is Lusaka.

What is the currency of Zambia?

In Zambia, the Zambian kwacha (ZMK) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2022

  • 1 Philippine piso = 186.40 Zambian kwacha
  • 1 Zambian kwacha = 0.005 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 18,639.71 Zambian kwacha
  • 100 Zambian kwacha = 0.54 Philippine piso

What is the area code of Zambia?

The area code to call Zambia is +260.