Climate and monthly weather forecast
Chirundu, Zambia


The climate of Chirundu

Chirundu, situated in Zambia, is subject to a Tropical wet and dry climate also referred to as savanna according to the Köppen climate classification. This type of weather is typically warm to hot all year-round with distinguishable wet and dry periods.

Throughout the year, variations in temperature fluctuate noticeably. Between the hottest month, October with an average high temperature of 35.8°C (96.4°F), and the coldest month, July, with an average low temperature of 13.7°C (56.7°F), a significant difference is evident. Shifting between these two extremes, the weather remains comfortably warm most of the time.

Rainfall displays a distinct pattern with the heaviest precipitation occuring in January, averaging 151mm (5.94"), while the driest month is from June to September when barely any measurable rain is recorded. Similarly, the number of rainfall days markedly reduces from 24.7 days in January to just a few rainfall days from June to September.

The influence of this precipitation pattern is also reflected on humidity. It rises in the beginning of the year, reaching its peak in February at 77% and dips to its lowest at 33% in September. Moreover, the town has a fair share of sunshine, offering around 7.5 hours on average during July and maximising to 12.2 hours in October.

Wind speeds are fairly constant throughout the year, averaging between 5.8km/h (3.6mph) in May and 9.7km/h (6mph) in October.

The best time to visit Chirundu

Taking into account several weather factors, the best time to visit Chirundu can be narrowed down to the period between May and September. During these months, the weather is generally dry and warm. Daily temperatures range from 19°C (66.2°F) to 33.4°C (92.1°F). With a remarkably low humidity (ranging from 33% in September to 59% in May) and virtually no rainfall, it provides favourable conditions for outdoor activities.

The worst time to visit Chirundu

Conversely, the worst period to plan a visit to Chirundu is from January to March. This period is characterized by high humidity levels (74% - 77%) with frequent rain, reaching up to 151mm (5.94") in January and lowering slightly to 80mm (3.15") in March. The temperatures during this time are warm to hot ranging from 29.8°C (85.6°F) to 30.6°C (87.1°F) while minimum temperatures remain at 20.6°C (69.1°F) to 21.6°C (70.9°F).

Spring weather in Chirundu

Spring in Chirundu falls between September and November. During this time, temperatures steadily rise, peaking at 35.8°C (96.4°F) in October. This period is fairly dry with humidity levels as low as 33% in September and minimal rainfall that averages to barely 4mm (0.16") in November.

Summer weather in Chirundu

Expected from a tropical savanna climate, summer in Chirundu beginning from December and ending in February is relatively warm. Maximum temperatures hit 30.6°C (87.1°F) in December and decrease slightly to 29.8°C (85.6°F) by February. Rainfall is significant during this period, with the highest precipitation recorded in December at 87mm (3.43").

Autumn weather in Chirundu

Autumn, spanning between March to May, witnesses a transitioning weather. Temperatures gradually decline from 28.8°C (83.8°F) in March to 25.8°C (78.4°F) in May. Rainfall also sees a dramatic drop with March receiving 35mm (1.38") and utterly no rainfall recorded in May.

Winter weather in Chirundu

Winter in Chirundu is characterized by mild weather, experienced from June to August. This period records the lowest average temperatures of the year with July being the coolest month at 13.7°C (56.7°F). Humidity is also at its lowest during these months, reaching 42% in August. Moreover, nearly no rainfall is observed during winter, making these months the driest of the year.

Weather in January

January brings humidity to Chirundu, resulting in a hot atmosphere and a significant amount of rainfall. With a high temperature of 30.6°C (87.1°F) and a total rainfall tally of 151mm (5.94"), the town experiences a humid influx. Weather in January »

Weather in February

As Chirundu transitions into February, a slight relief in temperature can be observed, with conditions becoming marginally drier than January. Despite the ongoing rainfall, the amount precipitated significantly decreases to 118mm (4.65"). Weather in February »

Weather in March

The weather in March in Chirundu is still quite hot, with low temperatures scarcely dipping below 20.6°C (69.1°F). The rainfall drops even further, making the air less moist than in February. The sunlight duration decreases slightly, but the clouds disperse more, bringing a bit more brightness to the town. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April ushers in more comfortable weather conditions in Chirundu. The heat index is in decrease, with the highest temperature dipping to 28.8°C (83.8°F) and the lowest precipitation seen so far at 35mm (1.38"). The atmosphere becomes significantly drier and clearer, promising more sunny days. Weather in April »

Weather in May

During May, Chirundu is blessed with almost clear skies, minimal rainfall of 4mm (0.16"), and comfortable temperatures oscillating between highs of 27.9°C (82.2°F) and lows of 16.6°C (61.9°F). The town enjoys more sunshine than previous months, coupled with a significant drop in humidity. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June brings the mildest weather of the year to Chirundu, with a high temperature of 25.8°C (78.4°F) and the lowest recorded rainfall of merely 1mm (0.04"). The month observes the least humidity throughout the year. Under the radiant sun, the town continues to bathe in increased hours of sunshine. Weather in June »

Weather in July

Extend the mild weather of June into July, the latter sees the mercury not exceeding 25.7°C (78.3°F) and a negligible rainfall of 1mm (0.04"). The sun continues to shine brilliantly, ensuring plentiful daylight. The UV index remains constant, making sunscreen a necessary companion for outings. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August in Chirundu showcases a visible rise in temperature. Despite no recorded rain, it manages to stay fairly pleasant with a high of 29.3°C (84.7°F). Sunscreen becomes essential during the day due to an increase in the UV index. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September marks the onset of a hot period in Chirundu with temperatures soaring to 33.4°C (92.1°F). Despite the heat, there is no precipitation to upset the rhythm of daily activities. The increase in sunlight is accompanied by an increase in the UV index, necessitating protective measures. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October presents the highest recorded temperatures in Chirundu: an impressive 35.8°C (96.4°F). Along with the escalating heat, a slight precipitation of 4mm (0.16") is noted, though it does little to mitigate the high temperatures. Weather in October »

Weather in November

Chirundu perceives a drop in temperature to 34.5°C (94.1°F) in November along with a significant increase in rainfall to 51mm (2.01"). The daytime sunlight recedes slightly, making the weather relatively more enjoyable despite the high temperature. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December rounds off the year in Chirundu with a substantial drop in temperature to 32.2°C (90°F) and rainfall reaching 87mm (3.43"). The sun shines slightly less compared to November, but the town still basks in plenty of sunlight. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the rainiest month in Chirundu?

January is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 24.7 days and accumulates 151mm (5.94") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Chirundu?

Throughout the year, in Chirundu, Zambia, there are 121 rainfall days, and 532mm (20.94") of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the lowest UV index in Chirundu?

January through July, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Chirundu, Zambia.

What is the most humid month in Chirundu?

The most humid month is February, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Chirundu?

April, June and August, with an average of 7.5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

What is the month with the shortest days in Chirundu?

The month with the shortest days in Chirundu, Zambia, is June, with an average of 11h and 12min of daylight.

What part of the year is the coldest in Chirundu?

July, marked by an average high-temperature of 25.7°C (78.3°F) and a low-temperature of 13.7°C (56.7°F), is the coldest month in Chirundu, Zambia.

What is the driest month in Chirundu?

August and September are months without rainfall.

What is the least humid month in Chirundu?

September is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 33%.

What is the warmest month in Chirundu?

October, with an average high of 35.8°C (96.4°F) and a low of 23°C (73.4°F), signifies the warmest month of the year in Chirundu.

When does it rain in Chirundu?

Months with rainfall in Chirundu, Zambia, are January through July, October through December.

What month has the most sunshine in Chirundu?

October has the most sunshine of the year in Chirundu, Zambia, with an average of 12.2h of sunshine.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Chirundu?

October is the month with the highest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 8.

When are the longest days in Chirundu?

The month with the longest days is December, with an average of 13h and 6min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Chirundu?

Chirundu, Zambia, does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). CAT timezone is used throughout the entire year.

Average temperature
Chirundu, Zambia

Average temperature - Chirundu, Zambia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (35.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (25.7°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (23.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (13.7°C).


Average pressure
Chirundu, Zambia

Average pressure - Chirundu, Zambia

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1020.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010mbar).


Average wind speed
Chirundu, Zambia

Average wind speed - Chirundu, Zambia

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (9.7km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are April and May (5.8km/h).


Average humidity
Chirundu, Zambia

Average humidity - Chirundu, Zambia

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (33%).


Average rainfall
Chirundu, Zambia

Average rainfall - Chirundu, Zambia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (151mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are August and September (0mm).


Average rainfall days
Chirundu, Zambia

Average rainfall days - Chirundu, Zambia

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (24.7 days).
The months with the least rainy days are August and September (0.2 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Chirundu, Zambia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Chirundu, Zambia

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 12min).

The month with the most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 12h and 12min).
The months with the least sunshine are April, June and August (Average sunshine: 7h and 30min).


Average sunshine days
Chirundu, Zambia

Average sunshine days - Chirundu, Zambia

The month with the most sunshine days is August (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (2.9 days).


Average UV index
Chirundu, Zambia

Average UV index - Chirundu, Zambia

The month with the highest UV index is October (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June and July (UV index 6).


Average visibility
Chirundu, Zambia

Average visibility - Chirundu, Zambia

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (9km).


Chirundu, Zambia

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