Climate Botswana

Botswana has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Botswana is 28° degrees and there is about 205 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 258 days a year with an average humidity of 47% and an UV-index of 6.

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Climate Botswana by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 30 26 24 21 20 25 30 31 31 32
Night temp. (°C) 21 20 18 15 12 8 8 10 14 18 20 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 51 24 24 15 3 2 1 0 1 17 27 38
Days with rain 14 12 10 8 2 1 1 - 2 6 9 13
Dry days 17 16 21 22 29 29 30 31 28 25 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 12 10 10 8 7 7 7 8 10 12 12 12
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 5 6 7 7 7

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Best time to visit Botswana

To go to Botswana, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a hot temperature and little precipitation. In Botswana, December is the warmest month with 32°C and the most cold month is 20°C in July.

Botswana weather by month

What is the average Botswana 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Botswana?

Botswana lies in a straight line about 7,983 km from India (New Delhi → Gaborone).

How long is the flight to Botswana?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Botswana is approximately 11 hours.

What are the largest airports in Botswana?

These are the largest airports in Botswana:

  • Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone
  • Francistown Airport (FRW) in Francistown
  • Maun Airport (MUB) in Maun
  • Kasane Airport (BBK) in Kasane
  • Jwaneng Airport (JWA)
  • Selebi Phikwe Airport (PKW)

How many inhabitants does Botswana have?

Botswana has 2,230,905 inhabitants.

How big is Botswana?

The surface area of Botswana is 600,370 km². It is 5x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Botswana?

The capital of Botswana is Gaborone.

What is the area code of Botswana?

The area code to call Botswana is +267.

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