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Best time to visit Harare, Zimbabwe

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The best time to visit Harare is May-October

When’s the best time to visit Harare, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Harare is May-October.

In summer, the temperature in Harare can rise as high as 32℃ (91℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 7℃ (45℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Harare, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around November. January sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in August instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Harare, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

November

Harare seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Harare as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Harare 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 Harare

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 Harare 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.

Harare 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 Harare 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
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Harare in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 151mm (6") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • 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 Harare in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Harare in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • 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 Harare 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.

Harare in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Harare in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (4") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Harare 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 Harare is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Harare 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 Harare 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 Harare, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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