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.

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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

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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.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Zambia?

Zambia lies in a straight line about 7,046 km from India (New Delhi → Lusaka).

How long is the flight to Zambia?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Zambia is approximately 9 h. 10 min.

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 4,5x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Zambia?

The capital of Zambia is Lusaka.

What is the area code of Zambia?

The area code to call Zambia is +260.

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