The climate in Zanzibar during October can be summarized as hot, humid and a little damp.
October is in the spring in Zanzibar and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||30.6°C 87°F|
|Nightly temperature||19.9°C 67.7°F|
|Average temperature||25.2°C 77.4°F|
|Daily sunshine||8.8 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||97 mm 3.8 ins|
|Rainy days||9 days|
|Sea temperature||26.5°C 79.8°F|
|Windspeed||12.6kph 8 mph|
On average October is the 6th wettest month of the year in Zanzibar with around 97mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.
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 Zanzibar in October 2023.
Best places to visit in October
|Hottest month:||February||32.3°C 90.1°F|
|Driest month:||August||48mm 1.9ins|
|Coldest month:||August||28.5°C 83.3°F|
|Wettest month:||April||385mm 15.2ins|