signifies the height of the spring season and the transition towards the warmer summer months. This period is often referred to as the 'suicide month' due to the significant increase in heat, especially in low-lying areas, before the onset of the rainy season.
Average temperatures in October range from 25°C to 35°C, making it one of the hottest months of the year. In lower altitude regions such as the Zambezi Valley and southeastern Lowveld, daytime temperatures can soar to 40°C. Nighttime temperatures across the country also rise, typically staying between 15°C and 20°C.
The highland regions, including Harare, experience warmer conditions compared to previous months. Here, daytime temperatures average between 25°C and 30°C, while nighttime temperatures remain relatively mild, typically between 15°C and 20°C.
Bulawayo, located in the southwest, continues to experience warm conditions during the day, with temperatures ranging from 30°C to 35°C. Evenings in Bulawayo, while warmer than in September
, can still cool down to 15°C.
The anticipation of the wet season begins to manifest towards the end of October with the first significant rains often arriving by the end of the month. Rainfall levels vary across the country, but on average, precipitation ranges from 10mm to 30mm. These initial rains bring some relief from the heat and start to revive the parched landscape.
Transitioning into November
, Zimbabwe enters the early stages of its summer season. Temperatures remain high, but the increase in rainfall brings about a marked change in the landscape as it transforms from a dry, barren environment into a lush, green setting.
- Harare - October »
October is the warmest month with the temperature often reaching an average high of 30.5°C and an average low of 15.8°C. Harare witnesses the warmest weather in October, with temperatures averaging a high of 30.5°C and a low of 15.8°C.
- Bulawayo - October »
October, with its high-temperature average of 30.6°C and a low-temperature average of 17.5°C, is the warmest month in Bulawayo. In Bulawayo, during October, the rain falls for 5.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 13mm of precipitation.
- Chitungwiza - October »
October continues the upward movement in temperature leading to the warmest month statistic for Chitungwiza with an average of 30.5°C. October is the month when Chitungwiza experiences its warmest temperatures, averaging a high of 30.5°C and a low of 15.8°C.
- Mutare - October »
In Mutare, October is identified by the highest average temperatures, reaching a peak of 29.9°C and a low of 16.4°C. In Mutare, October is identified by the average highest temperatures, reaching a peak of 29.9°C and a low of 16.4°C.
- Gweru - October »
October is the warmest month in Gweru exhibiting average temperatures of 28.3°C at the peak and 13.1°C at the base. With a distinctive average highest temperature of 28.3°C, October is recognized as the hottest month of the year in Gweru.
- Epworth - October »
October in Epworth continues to uphold warm temperate conditions, with the increasing temperature complemented by a rise in relative humidity. On the first day of October in Epworth, Zimbabwe, sunrise is at 05:37 and sunset at 17:52.
- Chinhoyi - October »
October proves to be the warmest month in Chinhoyi, recording an average peak temperature of 32.7°C and a minimum temperature of 18.7°C. October stands out as Chinhoyi's warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 32.7°C and a low-temperature of 18.7°C.
- Norton - October »
Norton's temperatures tend to reach their peak averages in October, with a high of 30.5°C and a low of 15.8°C. In Norton, Zimbabwe, during October, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 7mm of precipitation.