Best time to visit Zanzibar
The best time to visit the island of on Zanzibar in Tanzania is from January until March and June until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in on Zanzibar is 30°C in March and the lowest is 27°C in June.
Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in on Zanzibar or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.
Average weather Zanzibar by month
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14 day weather forecast Zanzibar
The weather for on Zanzibar will be 31° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
Weather forecast this week
|Tuesday 7 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||4.6 mm||60%||2 m/s||1|
|Wednesday 8 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||12.5 mm||80%||2 m/s||2|
|Thursday 9 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||4.6 mm||60%||2 m/s||3|
|Friday 10 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||3.1 mm||50%||2 m/s||2|
|Saturday 11 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||5.4 mm||65%||3 m/s||2|
|Sunday 12 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||17.1 mm||85%||3 m/s||2|
|Monday 13 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||15.8 mm||85%||2 m/s||3|
Weather forecast next week
|Tuesday 14 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||8.4 mm||75%||2 m/s||3|
|Wednesday 15 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||1.4 mm||30%||3 m/s||2|
|Thursday 16 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||4.3 mm||60%||3 m/s||2|
|Friday 17 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||1.2 mm||30%||4 m/s||3|
|Saturday 18 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||2.0 mm||40%||4 m/s||3|
|Sunday 19 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||1.1 mm||25%||3 m/s||3|
|Monday 20 Dec||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|29°||8.1 mm||75%||3 m/s||3|
The island Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. 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.
Climate table of Zanzibar
|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|
|Days with rain||16||13||24||27||25||20||21||18||16||17||21||26|
|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|
Zanzibar weather by month
What is the average weather like in a given month for Zanzibar? 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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Popular places on Zanzibar
- Kiboje Sheha
- Regezo Mwendo
- Pwani Mchangani
- Panga Pemba
- Kisakasaka Pwani
- Zanzibar (city)
- Stone Town
- Kisakasaka Bondeni
Frequently asked questions
Where is Zanzibar?
Zanzibar is an island belonging to Tanzania. It lies in a straight line at 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.
What are the airports on Zanzibar?
These are the airports that are on Zanzibar:
- Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar (city)
How many inhabitants are there on Zanzibar?
Zanzibar has approximately 1,303,569 inhabitants.
How big is Zanzibar?
The area of Zanzibar is around 2,461 km². It is 1336x smaller than India.
What is the currency of Zanzibar?
On Zanzibar the US dollar (USD), Tanzanian shilling (TZS) is used to pay.
Exchange rates on 7 December 2021
- 1 US dollar = 0.013 Indian rupee
- 1 Indian rupee = 74.14 US dollar
- 10 US dollar = 0.135 Indian rupee
- 10 Indian rupee = 741.44 US dollar
- 100 US dollar = 1.35 Indian rupee
- 100 Indian rupee = 7,414.44 US dollar
- 1 Tanzanian shilling = 31.28 Indian rupee
- 1 Indian rupee = 0.032 Tanzanian shilling
- 10 Tanzanian shilling = 312.78 Indian rupee
- 10 Indian rupee = 0.32 Tanzanian shilling
- 100 Tanzanian shilling = 3,127.78 Indian rupee
- 100 Indian rupee = 3.20 Tanzanian shilling
What is the area code of Zanzibar?
The area code to call Zanzibar is +255.