Climate and monthly weather forecast
Gwembe, Zambia


The climate of Gwembe

Located in Zambia, the town of Gwembe boasts a BSh predominate climate, also known as a subtropical steppe climate, according to the Köppen climate classification. Throughout the year, weather elements exhibit fluctuations defining the unique climate characteristics of this region.

In January, the average high registers at 25.8°C (78.4°F), and it drops down to a cooler 22.6°C (72.7°F) by July, leaving no month with the average high temperature below 22.5°C (72.5°F). A gradual increase in temperature leads to a peak in October with a warm 32.6°C (90.7°F) . Low temperatures follow a similar pattern with the coldest month being July at 10.5°C (50.9°F) and the warmest month being January at 18.4°C (65.1°F), providing a pleasant range of temperatures over the course of the year.

Relative humidity values shift significantly from a moist 84% in February to a dry 30% in September. The sunlight hours range from 7.5 hours per day in June to a bright 12.2 hours per day in October. Cloud coverage lessens over the year with a 47% coverage in January falling to a minimal 3% in September. The wind speed fluctuates between 8.2km/h (5.1mph) in January to 12.9km/h (8mph) in October.

Rainfall shows dramatic variations, with the wettest months being December and January with 156mm (6.14") and 149mm (5.87") respectively. However, August and September witness minimal precipitation with just 1mm (0.04") of rainfall. With 24.1 days, December sees the highest number of days with rainfall, while August presents an almost arid condition with rainfall happening just for 0.2 days on average.

The best time to visit Gwembe

The period from May to September would serve as an ideal time to visit Gwembe. During these months, rainfall levels are at their lowest, with virtually no rainfall recorded from August to September. This low rainfall is accompanied by a decreased level of cloud coverage, allowing for more hours of sunshine per day. Relative humidity is also on the lower end of the scale, offering comfortable conditions for outdoor activities.

The worst time to visit Gwembe

Despite its generally mild climate, Gwembe experiences a particularly intense rainy season from November to February. Rainfall amounts rebound significantly, reaching a peak of 156mm (6.14") in December that can result in potential flooding problems. Those planning a visit during these months should be prepared for wet conditions and possible travel disruptions.

Spring weather in Gwembe

The spring months of Gwembe - September through November - herald in a period of escalating temperatures and abundant sunshine. Average high temperatures rise steadily from 26.6°C (79.9°F) in September to 32.6°C (90.7°F) in November. However, the amount of rainfall increases too, with insignificant rainfall in September to substantial 80mm (3.15") in November.

Summer weather in Gwembe

Summer in Gwembe, from December through February, is characterized by relatively high temperatures and significant rainfall. December witnesses an average high temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F), which decreases slightly going into February. The increased rainfall, peaking at 156mm (6.14") in December, is accompanied by an increased number of rainy days, reaching 24.1 days in December.

Autumn weather in Gwembe

Autumn months, March to May, in Gwembe present a transition from the summer rains to the drier winter months. Average high temperatures drop from 25.7°C (78.3°F) in March to a cooler 22.8°C (73°F) in May. Rainfall also shows a marked decrease from 54mm (2.13") in March to a mere 1mm (0.04") by May.

Winter weather in Gwembe

Winter in Gwembe (June through August) exhibits dry and relatively cooler conditions. Average high temperatures register between 22.6°C (72.7°F) and 24.3°C (75.7°F). These months are characterized by minimal rainfall averaging just 1mm (0.04"), lowest relative humidity of the year and maximal daily sunshine hours in a year. This makes the winter months an ideal time for outdoor activities.

Weather in January

Significant rainfall marks the beginning of the year in Gwembe, Zambia. January experiences close resemblance to the following month, February, known for high humidity and limited sunshine. The month registers an elevated relative humidity of 82% and winds speeds that average 8.2km/h (5.1mph). Weather in January »

Weather in February

Weather scores for February are typically similar to those experienced in the initial month of the year. However, the number of rainfall days slightly declines compared to January. February's rainfall is normally about 102mm (4.02"), a slight decrease from the preceding month, yet this figure still depicts the tail-end of the wet season. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March ushers in a period of transition in Gwembe, Zambia. Prior months with substantial rainfall gradually decrease, making way for lesser wet days. Particularly noteworthy is the reduction in millimeters of rain, constituting barely half of what fell in February. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April brings a significant decrease in precipitation, marking an end to the wet season. This shift bodes well for outdoor activities in Gwembe, with the trend expected to continue into May. Clear skies and longer sunlight hours foster an air of festivity in the town. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May is widely recognized as the start of the dry period in Gwembe. This month ushers in a period of warmth and reduced rainfall, paving the way for the warmth of June. Clearer skies promote increased visibility, better for nature enthusiasts and tourists. Weather in May »

Weather in June

Weather conditions in June usually maintain the trend set by May. It's the driest month Gwembe experiences, with only 1mm (0.04") of rainfall, a sharp contrast from the preceding wet months. June shares many similarities with July, particularly in terms of low rainfall and temperature. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July sustains the dry and warmer weather patterns set in the previous month. The noticeable drop in temperature to 22.6°C (72.7°F) from 26.6°C (79.9°F) in the preceding month is a key characteristic of weather patterns during July. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August in Gwembe is characterized by extreme dryness, minimal wind, and an uptick in temperatures. The hot and dry spell typically continues into the subsequent month, sparking a transition towards warmer conditions. It's also during this period that the city experiences the highest visibility, indicating the clarity of the atmosphere due to the minimal cloud cover. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September experiences a sudden surge in temperatures, returning to the warmer conditions observed earlier in the year. Weather patterns remain comparable to those from the previous month, with the city recording no rainfall. This is a period with the highest UV Index in Gwembe, indicating intense solar radiation. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Gwembe mimics the dry and hot conditions of the preceding month. However, it's often the hottest month, and it initiates a transition away from the warmth of September. Winds speeds surge to an annual high of 12.9km/h (8mph), providing a much-needed relief from the sweltering heat. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November signals the beginning of the rainy season in Gwembe. A clear distinction from the previous month's weather conditions, November sees an impressive increase in rainfall up to 80mm (3.15") from the nominal amount in October. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December climaxes the transition from dry to wet conditions with a surge in rainfall to 156mm (6.14"). Characterized by high humidity and significant rainfall, December exhibits conditions similar to those observed in the initial part of the year. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

How much does it rain?

Throughout the year, there are 127 rainfall days, and 574mm (22.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Gwembe?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, May through July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

What is the most humid month?

With an average relative humidity of 84%, February is the most humid month.

What is the month with the shortest days?

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

What is the month with the least sunshine?

With an average of 7.5h of sunshine, June has the least sunshine of the year.

What is the coldest time of year?

The coldest time of the year is July, with temperatures averaging a high of 22.6°C (72.7°F) and a low of 10.5°C (50.9°F).

What is the driest month?

August and September are months without rainfall.

What is the least humid month?

The least humid month is September, with an average relative humidity of 30%.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Gwembe?

The months with the highest UV index are September and October, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What are the warmest months?

The month of October sees the average highest temperatures, reaching 32.6°C (90.7°F) at the peak and 19.6°C (67.3°F) at the low.

When does it rain?

January through July, October through December are months with rainfall in Gwembe.

What month has the most sunshine in Gwembe?

With an average of 12.2h of sunshine, October has the most sunshine of the year.

What is the wettest month?

The month with the most rainfall is December, when the rain falls for 24.1 days and typically aggregates up to 156mm (6.14") of precipitation.

When are the longest days?

With an average of 13h and 6min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

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

Average temperature
Gwembe, Zambia

Average temperature - Gwembe, Zambia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (32.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (22.6°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (19.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (10.5°C).

Average pressure
Gwembe, Zambia

Average pressure - Gwembe, Zambia

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1020.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.1mbar).

Average wind speed
Gwembe, Zambia

Average wind speed - Gwembe, Zambia

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (12.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (8.2km/h).

Average humidity
Gwembe, Zambia

Average humidity - Gwembe, Zambia

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (30%).

Average rainfall
Gwembe, Zambia

Average rainfall - Gwembe, Zambia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (156mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days
Gwembe, Zambia

Average rainfall days - Gwembe, Zambia

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (24.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0.2 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Gwembe, Zambia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Gwembe, 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 month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 7h and 30min).

Average sunshine days
Gwembe, Zambia

Average sunshine days - Gwembe, Zambia

The month with the most sunshine days is August (30.6 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are February and December (5.7 days).

Average UV index
Gwembe, Zambia

Average UV index - Gwembe, Zambia

The months with the highest UV index are September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, May, June, July and December (UV index 5).

Average visibility
Gwembe, Zambia

Average visibility - Gwembe, Zambia

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and March (8km).

Gwembe, Zambia

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