Climate and monthly weather forecast
Kawambwa, Zambia


The climate of Kawambwa

Firmly situated in the southern hemisphere, Kawambwa is a town in Zambia which experiences a predominantly tropical wet and dry climate. According to the Köppen climate classification, the region exhibits an Aw climate signifying regular periods of rain and sun throughout the year. Despite its location within Africa's tropics, the temperature averages indicate a relatively moderated climate with little fluctuation from month to month.

Temperatures tend to range between a low of 13.2°C (55.8°F) in June and July to a high of 33°C (91.4°F) in September reflecting a consistent humidity and comparatively mild climate. Humidity levels follow the same trajectory with minimal deviation, peaking at 90% in March then subsequently losing moisture to reach 34% in the dry month of September.

Rainfall is a key feature of Kawambwa's climate. It experiences a distinct wet period between January and March, peaking significantly in March with rainfall up to 342mm (13.46"). Conversely, the dry season, extending from May through August, displays almost no rainfall amounting to a meagre 1mm (0.04") in June and July. Wind speed varies from a minimum of 5km/h (3.1mph) in March to a high of 10.4km/h (6.5mph) in July remaining fairly steady throughout the year.

The best time to visit Kawambwa

Weighing the climatic factors, May till August proves to be the most appealing period for tourism. This period marks the dry season in Kawambwa, accompanied by temperate climate and lower humidity percentage. Particularly in July, tourists can relish full days of sunshine with limited cloud interference and a comfortable humidity level as low as 49%. This month also records pleasant temperatures, averaging between 13.2°C (55.8°F) and 27.9°C (82.2°F). The UV index is at a moderate 6 during this period, implying partially high sun intensity, hence it is advisable to pack sunscreen.

The worst time to visit Kawambwa

Visitors are advised warned against planning their trip between January and March. This period represents the wettest months, with rainfall reaching an apex of 342mm (13.46") during March, accompanied by an elevated relative humidity percentage often reaching 90%. Besides, temperatures during this period will fall in a range between 16.9°C (62.4°F) and 30.9°C (87.6°F), which combined with high humidity, could result in rather uncomfortable climatic conditions.

Spring weather in Kawambwa

Spring time in Kawambwa extends from September to November, characterised by rising temperatures and gradually increasing rainfall. With the commencement of spring, it gets warmer with temperatures escalating to 33°C (91.4°F) in September, and the rainfall graph sees a slight increase from 1mm (0.04") in August to 11mm (0.43") in September. This period brings an increase in daylight, from 11.6 hours in August to 12.3 hours in October; it's full of sunshine contributing to about 10 hours of bright daylight in November.

Summer weather in Kawambwa

For Kawambwa, summer is essentially the rainy season which spans from December through to February. This is the period of maximum precipiation, reaching a peak of 381mm (15") in December, with reduced hours of sunshine dropping to 6.9 hours in February. Despite the increase in rain, the temperatures remain relatively steady, with averages fluctuating between a minimum of 16.9°C (62.4°F) in February to a maximum of 30.9°C (87.6°F) in December.

Autumn weather in Kawambwa

Autumn, extending from March to May, witnesses gradually receding rainfall, and steadily reducing average temperatures. The rainfall begins diminishing from 342mm (13.46") in March to 40mm (1.57") by May. The temperature also falls gradually, with the lowest average temperature around 15°C (59°F) in May. Despite the decrease in daylight during this period, most of the day remains sunny with sunshine averaging at about 7.4 hours.

Winter weather in Kawambwa

Winter months in Kawambwa, from June through August, represent the least rainy season. This period maintains hardly any rainfall, with the climate turning rather dry. Average temperatures range from 13.2°C (55.8°F) to 30.9°C (87.6°F). Despite witnessing the shortest daylight hours in June with an average of 11.6 hours, the duration of bright sunshine is at its maximum, peaking to a maximum of 7.9 hours in July. This makes the winter months less cold and more dry, creating a unique winter experience in the tropical region.

Weather in January

The opening month of the year in Kawambwa, Zambia exudes an air of freshness and tranquility, but the ubiquitous presence of high humidity registers at 89%. Considering that January holds a large amount of rainfall, 281mm (11.06") on average, it's not surprising to see a number of overcast days and mild temperatures. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February ushers in a subtle shift from January's weather, maintaining a balance in temperature, humidity, and cloud cover. The average rainfall persists around 288mm (11.34"), and the skies seldom clear up completely, contributing to the overall misty, cool ambiance of Kawambwa. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March not only marks the switch from the mild temperatures of February's 24.8°C (76.6°F) to a slightly more hot 25°C (77°F), but it also receives the most rainfall of the entire year at 342mm (13.46"). This trend in precipitation does not carry over into the days ahead, as April signals the onset of a summer-like climate. Weather in March »

Weather in April

Tracking the shift from March to April presents a dramatic drop in rainfall from 342mm (13.46") to a significantly lower value of 190mm (7.48"), thus marking the retreat of the rainy season. As the summer blooms into full swing, there is a rise in sunshine hours and decreased humidity, making the outdoors inviting in Kawambwa. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May embodies a dry and warm phase for Kawambwa as it steps in after a slightly moist April. This month reels under the sparsely clouded skies, with daylight hours stretching up to 11.7 hours on average. The reduction in rainfall to 40mm (1.57") stays consistent with the trend of diminishing precipitation as the year progresses. Weather in May »

Weather in June

Moving into June, the city drastically diverges from its previously rainy identity. Kawambwa, welcoming the winter solstice, experiences the year's minimum rainfall, reducing to an almost negligible value of 1mm (0.04"). Looking ahead, July continues the trend of reduced rainfall, yet experiences slightly cooler evening temperatures. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July in Kawambwa marks a moment of steadiness where one can notice hardly any movement in the rainfall department, maintaining at a negligible 0mm (0"). While the rainfall is sparse, the winter season cools down the night temperature, settling to an average minimum of 13.2°C (55.8°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

Trailing from a rainless July, August witnesses an ascent in minimum temperature, settling around 15.7°C (60.3°F). The sunshine hours indicate an upward trend as daylight lasts for about 11.8 hours on an average day. As September approaches, it holds promises of longer sunny days and a slight rise in temperatures. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September showcases an embodiment of warmth and sunshine, boasting the highest recorded temperatures of the year, averaging around 33°C (91.4°F). Following the trend, October brings shorter sunny spells and a sharp increase in rainfall. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October delicately balances between the warmth of September and the upcoming pleasant November. The city's weather sees a decrease in temperature, averaging to about 31.6°C (88.9°F) and experiences a significant, abrupt increase in rainfall from 11mm (0.43") to 74mm (2.91"). Weather in October »

Weather in November

In November, the city's landscape slowly transforms under the influence of rainfall increasing to 274mm (10.79"), leading to the warmer December. The change in weather comes with a noticeable shift in temperatures, with a notable drop in maximum temperatures from 31.6°C (88.9°F) in October to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in November. Weather in November »

Weather in December

Rounding up the year, December emerges with its share of variations in Kawambwa's weather. The rainfall further escalates to its second-highest value of 381mm (15") for the year, and temperatures cool down to offer a comfortable range. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Kawambwa?

During the coldest month in Kawambwa, January, temperatures average a high of 24.3°C (75.7°F) and a low of 16.9°C (62.4°F).

How many days does it rain in Kawambwa?

In Kawambwa, Zambia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 207.7 days and collects up to 1883mm (74.13") of precipitation.

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

January through June, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Kawambwa.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kawambwa?

The month with the least sunshine in Kawambwa is February, with an average of 6.9h of sunshine.

What is the most humid month in Kawambwa?

The most humid month in Kawambwa is March, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kawambwa?

June has the shortest days of the year in Kawambwa, Zambia, with an average of 11h and 36min of daylight.

What is the driest month in Kawambwa?

The only month without rainfall is July.

When does it rain in Kawambwa?

Months with rainfall are January through June, August through December.

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

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

What is the warmest month in Kawambwa?

September is the warmest month in Kawambwa, Zambia, with the temperature often reaching an average high of 33°C (91.4°F) and an average low of 18.4°C (65.1°F).

What is the least humid month in Kawambwa?

With an average relative humidity of 34%, September is the least humid month in Kawambwa, Zambia.

What month has the most sunshine in Kawambwa?

The month with the most sunshine in Kawambwa, Zambia, is November, with an average of 10.4h of sunshine.

What is the rainiest month in Kawambwa?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Kawambwa. Rain falls for 30.7 days and accumulates 381mm (15") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Kawambwa?

December has the longest days of the year in Kawambwa, with an average of 12h and 42min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Kawambwa?

Kawambwa does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). CAT timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average temperature - Kawambwa, Zambia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (33°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (24.3°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (19.7°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are June and July (13.2°C).


Average pressure
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average pressure - Kawambwa, Zambia

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are June and July (1017.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1010.7mbar).


Average wind speed
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average wind speed - Kawambwa, Zambia

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is July (10.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is February (5km/h).


Average humidity
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average humidity - Kawambwa, Zambia

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (34%).


Average rainfall
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average rainfall - Kawambwa, Zambia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (381mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0mm).


Average rainfall days
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average rainfall days - Kawambwa, Zambia

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (30.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0.6 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Kawambwa, Zambia

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 36min).

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 6h and 54min).


Average sunshine days
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average sunshine days - Kawambwa, Zambia

The month with the most sunshine days is July (30.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (0.2 days).


Average UV index
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average UV index - Kawambwa, Zambia

The months with the highest UV index are August and September (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December (UV index 5).


Average visibility
Kawambwa, Zambia

Average visibility - Kawambwa, Zambia

The months with the highest visibility are June, July, August, September and October (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (7km).


Kawambwa, Zambia

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