Climate and monthly weather forecast
Mutare, Zimbabwe


The climate of Mutare

Deeply ensconced within the threshold of the subtropical highland zone, Mutare, Zimbabwe, enjoys a climate classified as Cwa according to the Köppen climate classification. This specific climate model indicates a humid subtropical climate with dry winters. Broadly throughout the year, temperature averages fluctuate between 21.4°C and 29.9°C at their highest and between 9.2°C to 18.2°C at their lowest extremes. Precipitation levels seesaw from a low of 2mm, to a high of 173mm, with January tending to be the wettest month.

In a rotating masquerade of highs and lows, Mutare's humidity scales between 51% to 82%. The play of sunlight yields an average of between 7 hours to 10.2 hours of sunshine per day, with November allowing the maximum exposure. The angle of the sun alters the daylight hours between 11 to 13.3 hours per day. This geographical wonder has a UV Index fluctuating between 4 and 6, implying a need for sun protection.

The sky overhead in Mutare varies between 13% to 52% cloud coverage on average throughout the year, giving residents a predominantly clear sky. Air pressure consistently remains between 1011.8mB to 1023mB with June seeing the highest atmospheric pressure. Wind speeds average from 5.5km/h to 9.7km/h with the gustiest winds in October.

The best time to visit Mutare

Given the generally mild and pleasant climate of Mutare, the best time to visit is between April to October. During these months, temperatures range between 24.8°C and 29.9°C, offering a comfortable climate to explore the city. The rainfall is at the year's minimal, with June to September boasting nearly rainfall-free conditions. This period gifts the city with about 7.3 hours to 9.7 hours of sunshine daily, perfect for sightseeing.

The worst time to visit Mutare

Consider refraining from travel to Mutare between November to March, as these months are the wettest, with rainfall averaging between 85mm and 173mm. The humidity peaks during these months, with a high of 82%, potentially making outdoor activities uncomfortable. However, for travellers who don't mind a bit of rain and prefer cooler temperatures, this might be an ideal time.

Spring weather in Mutare

Spring in Mutare, starting from September to November, grants a lovely medium range of temperature between 25.1°C and 29°C at the highest and 11.2°C and 17.2°C at the lowest. Though September and October have minimal rainfall of 7mm and 15mm respectively, precipitation increases significantly to 88mm in November. Humidity levels begin to rise from these months, especially in November, as the monsoon pulls in its reigns.

Summer weather in Mutare

From December to February, Mutare enters its summer. The highest temperatures recorded during this period range from 26.9°C to 29.9°C while the lowest temperatures keep between 17.5°C and 18.2°C. These months are especially wet, with rainfall reaching 133mm in February. This period also commands high humidity levels, averaging from 74% to 81%.

Autumn weather in Mutare

The season of autumn graces Mutare from March till May. During this period, the temperature typically ranges from 26.2°C to 23.6°C on the higher side and from 16.1°C to 11°C on the lower side. This period is considerably drier, especially in May when rainfall retreats to 6mm. The lower humidity levels during this time increasing comfort significantly.

Winter weather in Mutare

Winter season in Mutare, extends from June to August, characterised by a lower average temperature varying between 22°C and 21.4°C and a humble rise to 25.1°C. Mutare's rainfall is at its annual minimum during these months, with June and July registering the least rainfall of 3mm and 4mm respectively. With lower humidity levels of 56% to 69% and the longer duration of sunshine, winter in Mutare is mild and relaxing.

Weather in January

January witnesses the freshest atmosphere in Mutare, Zimbabwe with a high relative humidity of 80%. Despite high humidity, the average wind gusts record a velocity of 9.9KPH, indicating sturdy air movements. The region experiences frequent showers making the atmosphere damp throughout the month. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February weather in Mutare shows a slight drop in most weather parameters compared to January. The average rainfall decreases to 133mm, yet the region remains relatively moist due to the persisting high humidity. Consistent winds contribute to reducing the accumulated moisture, providing a substantial relief from the lingering dampness. Weather in February »

Weather in March

Into March, the shift towards drier months starts becoming evident in Mutare's weather conditions. The temperature spectrum broadens further, displaying a noticeable decrease in mercury level from 26.2°C down to 16.1°C. As a result, evenings become cooler, providing a pleasant contrast to the warm daytime. Weather in March »

Weather in April

By April, the monsoon season in Mutare appears to be subsiding as the rainfall reduces further to 36mm. Dry weather becomes more prevalent, marked by decreased relative humidity of 79% and low rainfall, making the region more appealing to visitors and local enthusiasts. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May brings about significant changes in Mutare's weather conditions. The city experiences its driest month with 6mm rainfall, a substantial decrease from the preceding months. A marked reduction in cloud presence results in a considerable increase in sunshine days. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June stands as the coolest month for Mutare, reflecting lower temperatures between a high of 22°C and a low of 9.3°C. In addition to the prevailing low temperatures, the dry weather continues with minimum rainfall recorded. As winter approaches, the relatively short period of daylight contrasts with a longer duration of sunshine, reflecting longer, crisp and cool winter days. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July continues the winter spell with temperatures going down to the lowest point of 9.2°C, extending the cool weather from the previous month. Clear skies dominate the month with the least cloud cover of 24%, resulting in a significant increase in sunshine hours. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August in Mutare brings a minor bounce-back towards summer weather patterns. The month records a marginal increase in temperatures, marking a subtle turn towards warmer weather conditions. Along with this, there is a marginal increase in rainfall after two consecutive dry months. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September signals the formal commencement of summer in Mutare, Zimbabwe with the temperature rising to a high of 28.5°C. The weather remains dry with slight increments in rainfall compared to August. Comparatively stronger wind gusts of 13.5KPH indicate an active tropical influence. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October sees a further escalation in the summer conditions of Mutare. The maximum temperature peaks to 29.9°C during this month, making October the hottest month of the year. Regular sunlit days bring a distinctive brightness to the region. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November brings a significant jump in rainfall levels with 88mm recorded, indicating the advance of humid conditions. The temperature range narrows and shows a small dip from the preceding month. Compared to October, cloud cover and humidity increase drastically, paving the way for an onsetting monsoon. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December continues the wet spell initiated in November, recording a rainfall of 119mm spread over 20 days of the month. A slight change is visible in the temperature profile, with a slight increase. However, bright sunshine becomes less frequent as the city grapples with the typical wet season. Weather in December »


What is the rainiest month in Mutare?

January is the month with the most rainfall in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Rain falls for 24.3 days and accumulates 173mm of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in Mutare?

In Mutare, Zimbabwe, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.2 days and collects up to 671mm of precipitation.

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

January, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the most humid month in Mutare?

With an average relative humidity of 82%, March is the most humid month.

What is the month with the shortest days in Mutare?

With an average of 11h and 0min of daylight, June has the shortest days of the year in Mutare.

When is the lowest UV index in Mutare?

June is the month with the lowest UV index in Mutare, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the coldest month in Mutare?

With average high temperatures of 21.4°C and lows of 9.2°C, July is the coldest month in Mutare.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Mutare?

With an average of 7h of sunshine, July has the least sunshine of the year.

What is the driest month in Mutare?

The month with the least rainfall in Mutare, Zimbabwe, is August, when the rain falls for 3.2 days and typically collects 2mm of precipitation.

What is the least humid month in Mutare?

With an average relative humidity of 51%, September is the least humid month.

What is the hottest time of year in Mutare?

Mutare's October weather, with an average high temperature of 29.9°C and an average low temperature of 16.4°C, tends to be the warmest of the year.

What month has the most sunshine in Mutare?

With an average of 10.2h of sunshine, November has the most sunshine of the year.

When are the longest days in Mutare?

With an average of 13h and 18min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Mutare?

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

Average temperature
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average temperature - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (29.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (21.4°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is December (18.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (9.2°C).


Average pressure
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average pressure - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1023mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.8mbar).


Average wind speed
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average wind speed - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (9.7km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (5.5km/h).


Average humidity
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average humidity - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (51%).


Average rainfall
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average rainfall - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (173mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (2mm).


Average rainfall days
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average rainfall days - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (24.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (3.2 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 0min).

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7h and 0min).


Average sunshine days
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average sunshine days - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The month with the most sunshine days is August (25.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (3.1 days).


Average UV index
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average UV index - Mutare, Zimbabwe

The months with the highest UV index are January, September, October, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 4).


Average visibility
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Average visibility - Mutare, Zimbabwe

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


Mutare, Zimbabwe

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