Zanzibar Weather in December

What's the weather like in Zanzibar, Tanzania in December?

The climate in Zanzibar during December can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.

December is in the summer in Zanzibar and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

Zanzibar weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 31.5°C 88.6°F
Nightly temperature 22.2°C 71.9°F
Average temperature 26.8°C 80.2°F
Daily sunshine 8.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 184 mm 7.2 ins
Rainy days 13 days
Sea temperature 28.6°C 83.6°F
Humidity 81%
Windspeed 11.2kph 7 mph

On average December is the 4th wettest month of the year in Zanzibar with around 184mm 7.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Zanzibar

December rainfall

December hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in December 2018.

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Zanzibar weather stats

Zanzibar weather statistics
Hottest month: February 32.3°C 90.1°F
Driest month: August 48mm 1.9ins
Sunniest month: February 8.8hrs
Coldest month: August 28.5°C 83.3°F
Wettest month: April 385mm 15.2ins
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