Zanzibar
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Best time to visit Zanzibar

The best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania is January and February and June through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. On the island of Zanzibar, the warmest month is March with 30°C and the coldest is June with 27°C. The highest water temperature is 30°C and it does not get colder than 25°C.

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

Climate Zanzibar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Water temperature (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 26 25 26 26 29 28
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104



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Zanzibar weather

The weather for Zanzibar over the next 14 days will be 27°C till 30° with several days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 25°C.

5-day weather forecast Zanzibar

Weather
Max/min
Water
Precip
Wind
Saturday
24 september
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29°C
23°C
25°C
4.9 mm
7 m/s
Sunday
25 september
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28°C
23°C
25°C
4.1 mm
6 m/s
Monday
26 september
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29°C
23°C
25°C
4.5 mm
6 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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28°C
22°C
25°C
1.6 mm
6 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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28°C
23°C
25°C
1 mm
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Zanzibar


Climate Zanzibar

The island Zanzibar has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 28° degrees and there is about 928 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 63 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Zanzibar

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 29 29
Night temp. (°C) 27 27 27 26 25 24 24 24 24 25 26 27
Water temp. (°C) 29 29 30 29 28 27 26 25 26 26 29 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 52 35 103 208 154 38 30 28 28 50 97 104
Days with rain 16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry days 15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7

Zanzibar weather by month

What is the average Zanzibar 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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michael was here in october
Weather rating: Good
October temperature usually is fine

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is an island belonging to Tanzania. It lies in a straight line 5,612 km from New Delhi.

The coordinates of Zanzibar are:

  • Latitude: -6.16394
  • Longitude: 39.19793

The GPS coordinates are 6° 9' S, 39° 11' E

How long is the flight to Zanzibar?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Zanzibar is approximately 7 h. 50 min.

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What are the airports on Zanzibar?

These are the airports on Zanzibar:

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar (city)

How many inhabitants does Zanzibar have?

Zanzibar has 1,303,569 inhabitants.

How big is Zanzibar?

The surface area of Zanzibar is 2,461 km². It is 1336x smaller than India.

What is the currency of Zanzibar?

On Zanzibar, the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) are used for payment.

Exchange rates on 24 September 2022

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.013 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 74.14 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 1.35 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 7,414.44 Indian rupee
  • 1 Indian rupee = 31.28 Tanzanian shilling
  • 1 Tanzanian shilling = 0.032 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 3,127.78 Tanzanian shilling
  • 100 Tanzanian shilling = 3.20 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Zanzibar?

The area code to call Zanzibar is +255.