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Best time to visit Gaborone, Botswana

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The best time to visit Gaborone is September-October

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Gaborone? Look no further! September-October is the best time to go to Gaborone due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 35℃ (96℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 5℃ (42℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Gaborone during the day, the sun stays up the longest around October. The wet season in Gaborone usually falls during the months surrounding January each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

For more information about when to travel to Gaborone, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

October

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Gaborone seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Gaborone as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Gaborone is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Gaborone

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Gaborone for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Gaborone climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Gaborone for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
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DEC

Gaborone in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Gaborone in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gaborone in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gaborone in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gaborone in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gaborone in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Gaborone in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Gaborone in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Gaborone in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Gaborone in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gaborone in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gaborone in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gaborone in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Gaborone is usually December, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Gaborone is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Gaborone is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gaborone, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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