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Best time to visit Dodoma, Tanzania

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The best time to visit Dodoma is August

Want to know when to travel to Dodoma? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, August is the best time to go to Dodoma. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (92℉) in Dodoma. The weather in the winter, especially around July, can reach a minimum of 13℃ (55℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Dodoma, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. The wet season in Dodoma falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

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

Warmest month

November

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

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Dodoma seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Dodoma

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 Dodoma 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.

Dodoma 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 Dodoma 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
NOV
DEC

Dodoma in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Dodoma in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.


Dodoma in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.


Dodoma in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.


Dodoma in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.


Dodoma in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Dodoma in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Dodoma in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

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


Dodoma in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.

Dodoma in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.


Dodoma in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dodoma 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.


Dodoma in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 135mm (5") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dodoma is usually November, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dodoma 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 Dodoma is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dodoma, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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