July weather forecast

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Weather in July

July in Zimbabwe marks the peak of the winter season, characterized by clear skies, mild daytime temperatures, and the coldest nights of the year. Rainfall is virtually absent during this month, underscoring the severity of the dry season.

Average daytime temperatures in July range from 15°C (59°F) to 20°C (68°F). However, in lower altitude regions such as the Zambezi Valley and the southeastern Lowveld, temperatures can reach up to 25°C (77°F). The real hallmark of Zimbabwean winter manifests during the nighttime when temperatures drop significantly, averaging from 5°C (41°F) to 10°C (50°F) across the country. In the southern and highland regions, temperatures can fall to 0°C (32°F), with occasional light frost on clear nights.

In the capital city of Harare, located in the highlands, temperatures during the day average between 15°C (59°F) and 20°C (68°F). The nighttime, however, brings colder conditions, with temperatures often dropping to 5°C (41°F), necessitating warm clothing.

The city of Kariba, located in the north, experiences a milder climate during July due to its position on the shores of Lake Kariba. Daytime temperatures in Kariba average between 20°C (68°F) and 25°C (77°F), offering a warmer respite compared to the rest of the country.

Rainfall is almost nonexistent in July, with average precipitation across the country typically less than 5mm (0.2"). This dry weather contributes to increased visibility for wildlife viewing, making it a popular time for visitors interested in safari experiences.

Looking ahead to August, Zimbabwe begins a gradual transition out of its winter season. Daytime temperatures start to rise slightly, while nighttime temperatures remain quite cold. The country continues to experience virtually no rainfall, maintaining the arid conditions of the dry season.

  • Harare - July »
    On the first day of July in Harare, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 17:32. On the first day of July in Harare, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 17:32.
  • Bulawayo - July »
    In July, in Bulawayo the rain falls for 1.3 days. Bulawayo's coldest weather arrives in July, when temperatures average a high of 20.9°C (69.6°F) and a low of 9°C (48.2°F).
  • Chitungwiza - July »
    July, marked by an average high-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F) and a low-temperature of 8.3°C (46.9°F), is the coldest month in Chitungwiza. In July, in Chitungwiza the rain falls for 2.7 days.
  • Mutare - July »
    With average high temperatures of 21.4°C (70.5°F) and lows of 9.2°C (48.6°F), July is the coldest month in Mutare, Zimbabwe. With its high average temperature of 21.4°C (70.5°F) and a low of 9.2°C (48.6°F), July is regarded as the coldest month in Mutare.
  • Gweru - July »
    The coldest month in Gweru is July, with an average high-temperature of 20.5°C (68.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 4.5°C (40.1°F). On the last day of July, in Gweru sunrise is at 06:30 and sunset at 17:44 CAT.
  • Epworth - July »
    July is the coldest month in Epworth with the temperature often reaching an average high of 21.8°C (71.2°F) and an average low of 8.3°C (46.9°F). In Epworth in July, during 2.7 rainfall days, 2mm (0.08") of precipitation is typically accumulated.
  • Chinhoyi - July »
    On the first day of July in Chinhoyi sunrise is at 06:29 and sunset at 17:36. July represents the coldest month in Chinhoyi with temperatures dropping to an average low of 9.6°C (49.3°F).
  • Norton - July »
    July temperatures in Norton vary between a high-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F) and a low-temperature of 8.3°C (46.9°F). July brings the lowest temperatures in Norton, with an average high of 21.8°C (71.2°F) and an average low of 8.3°C (46.9°F).


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