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Harare Climate & Temperature

  • Harare, Zimbabwe is at 17°55'S, 31°7'E, 1480 m (4856 ft). See map.
  • Harare has a humid subtropical mild summer climate that is mild with dry winters, mild rainy summers and moderate seasonality. This climate is usually found in the highlands of some tropical countries. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Harare is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 18.4 degrees Celsius (65.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.8 °C (14°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Harare Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 22.2°C (71.9°F) on average falling to 6.3°C (43.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 27.5°C (81.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 13°C (55.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 26.1°C (79°F) and average low temperatures are 15.7°C (60.3°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 25°C (76.9°F) during the day and lows of 11.9°C (53.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 805.2 mm (31.7 inches) which is equivalent to 805.2 Litres/m² (19.75 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2871 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Harare you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Hilo, (Big Island), Hawaii, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Harare Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 21 (71) 24 (75) 27 (80) 28 (83) 27 (81) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (78) 26 (79) 25 (78) 23 (74) 21 (71) 25 (77)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (56) 16 (60) 19 (65) 21 (69) 21 (70) 21 (70) 21 (70) 21 (69) 20 (69) 19 (66) 16 (61) 14 (57) 18 (65)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (42) 7 (45) 11 (51) 13 (56) 15 (59) 16 (60) 16 (60) 16 (60) 15 (58) 12 (54) 9 (48) 6 (43) 12 (53)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 2 (0) 2 (0) 9 (0) 37 (1) 101 (4) 170 (7) 191 (8) 144 (6) 96 (4) 41 (2) 10 (0) 2 (0) 805 (32)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 4 (13) 10 (33) 14 (45) 15 (48) 13 (46) 9 (29) 4 (13) 2 (6) 1 (3) 73 (20)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 8h 48' 9h 23' 9h 24' 9h 05' 6h 54' 5h 50' 6h 17' 6h 24' 6h 54' 8h 12' 8h 36' 8h 24' 7h 51'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 09' 11h 31' 12h 01' 12h 32' 12h 58' 13h 10' 13h 03' 12h 42' 12h 13' 11h 42' 11h 16' 11h 03' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 80 (20) 82 (18) 79 (21) 73 (27) 54 (46) 45 (55) 49 (51) 51 (49) 57 (43) 71 (29) 77 (23) 77 (23) 66 (34)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 51.6 60 71.4 81.9 86.1 84.5 86.7 81.9 71.7 60.2 51.9 48.7 69.7

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