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Best time to visit Livingstone, Zambia

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The best time to visit Livingstone is June-July

Are you looking to travel to Livingstone and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Livingstone is June-July due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Livingstone can rise to a maximum of 37℃ (99℉). In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 11℃ (52℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Livingstone are usually in October, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Livingstone falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Livingstone, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

October

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Livingstone seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Livingstone

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 Livingstone 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.

Livingstone 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 Livingstone 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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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Livingstone in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Livingstone in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Livingstone in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Livingstone in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Livingstone in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Livingstone in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • 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 Livingstone 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.


Livingstone in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • 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 Livingstone in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Livingstone in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • 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 Livingstone in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Livingstone in August

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

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


Livingstone in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 24%
  • 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 Livingstone 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.

Livingstone in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 26%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Livingstone in October, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Livingstone in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Livingstone in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 101mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Livingstone 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 Livingstone is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Livingstone 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 Livingstone 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 Livingstone, 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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