Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Climate

Weather: 22.21°C/71.98°F, Wind SW at 2.27 km/h, 81% Humidity, 0% Chance of rain

Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam Climate Summary

Located at an elevation of 60.67 meters (199.05 feet) above sea level, Dar es Salaam has a Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate (Classification: Aw). The city’s yearly temperature is 27.3ºC (81.14ºF) and it is 3.08% higher than Tanzania’s averages. Dar es Salaam typically receives about 142.43 millimeters (5.61 inches) of precipitation and has 224.08 rainy days (61.39% of the time) annually.

Country Tanzania
Longitude 39.2083284
Latitude -6.792354
Attitude/Elevation 60.67m (199.05ft)
Local time Thursday 06:18
Annual high temperature 29.9ºC (85.82ºF)
Annual low temperature 23.58ºC (74.44ºF)
Average annual precip. 142.43mm (5.61in)
Warmest month March (31.77ºC / 89.19ºF)
Coldest Month July (21.49ºC / 70.68ºF)
Wettest Month April (355.05mm / 13.98in)
Driest Month July (52.23mm / 2.06in)
Number of days with rainfall (≥ 1.0 mm) 224.08 days (61.39%)
Days with no rain 140.92 days (38.61%)
Humidity 77.31%

Climate Dar es Salaam: Monthly Averages

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Oct Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.0(93.2) 36.0(96.8) 37.0(98.6) 34.0(93.2) 32.0(89.6) 32.0(89.6) 31.0(87.8) 32.0(89.6) 32.0(89.6) 34.0(93.2) 35.0(95.0) 37.0(98.6) 37.0(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) 30.98(87.76) 31.52(88.74) 31.77(89.19) 29.96(85.93) 28.84(83.91) 28.34(83.01) 27.92(82.26) 28.35(83.03) 29.03(84.25) 29.99(85.98) 30.78(87.4) 31.3(88.34) 29.9(85.82)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28.55(83.39) 28.88(83.98) 29.1(84.38) 27.62(81.72) 26.43(79.57) 25.59(78.06) 25.18(77.32) 25.59(78.06) 26.32(79.38) 27.31(81.16) 28.19(82.74) 28.82(83.88) 27.3(81.14)
Average low °C (°F) 25.28(77.5) 25.26(77.47) 25.24(77.43) 24.34(75.81) 23.18(73.72) 21.94(71.49) 21.49(70.68) 21.77(71.19) 22.15(71.87) 23.24(73.83) 24.13(75.43) 24.89(76.8) 23.58(74.44)
Record low °C (°F) 23.0(73.4) 23.0(73.4) 17.0(62.6) 18.0(64.4) 16.0(60.8) 19.0(66.2) 19.0(66.2) 20.0(68.0) 20.0(68.0) 20.0(68.0) 22.0(71.6) 22.0(71.6) 16.0(60.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 114.5(4.51) 107.35(4.23) 236.9(9.33) 355.05(13.98) 239.53(9.43) 54.75(2.16) 52.23(2.06) 57.12(2.25) 57.71(2.27) 109.63(4.32) 167.48(6.59) 156.9(6.18) 142.43(5.61)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 15.18 14.18 25.09 27.09 23.45 13.91 14.64 15.27 15.45 16.82 20.45 22.55 18.67
Average relative humidity (%) 77.6 77.12 78.21 81.42 80.61 76.55 75.04 75.73 75.13 76.15 77.43 76.69 77.31
Mean monthly sunshine hours 10.46 10.3 10.71 10.56 10.58 11.09 11.05 10.8 10.73 11.3 12.32 11.38 10.94

Climate Graph

The chart below shows the mean monthly temperature and precipitation of Dar es Salaam in recent years.

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam Temperature by Month

March
29.1°C | 84.38°F
February
28.88°C | 83.98°F
December
28.82°C | 83.88°F
January
28.55°C | 83.39°F
November
28.19°C | 82.74°F
April
27.62°C | 81.72°F
October
27.31°C | 81.16°F
May
26.43°C | 79.57°F
September
26.32°C | 79.38°F
June
25.59°C | 78.06°F
August
25.59°C | 78.06°F
July
25.18°C | 77.32°F

Historical Data

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Temperature Max Average Min
Max Temperature 34.0°C (93.2°F) 32.04°C (89.67°F) 29.0°C (84.2°F)
Avg Temperature 30.0°C (86.0°F) 29.21°C (84.58°F) 28.0°C (82.4°F)
Min Temperature 26.0°C (78.8°F) 25.29°C (77.52°F) 24.0°C (75.2°F)
Dew Point Max Average Min
Dew Point 24.0°C (75.2°F) 22.89°C (73.2°F) 22.0°C (71.6°F)
Precipitation Max Average Min Sum
Precipitation 22.4mm | 0.88in 4.35mm | 0.17in 0.1mm | 0.0in 121.7mm | 4.79in
Snowdepth 0.0mm | 0in 0.0mm | 0in 0.0mm | 0in 0.0mm | 0in
Wind Max Average Min
Wind 19.0kmh | 11.81mph 12.04kmh | 7.48mph 8.0kmh | 4.97mph
Gust Wind 26.0kmh | 16.16mph 17.14kmh | 10.65mph 12.0kmh | 7.46mph
Sea Level Pressure Max Average Min
Sea Level Pressure 22.4mb 4.35mb 0.1mb
Dar es Salaam

Daily Observations

Time Temperature Dew Point Humidity Wind Speed Pressure Precipitation
February ° C | ° F ° C | ° F % Kph | Mph Hg | Mb Total (mm/in)
2017-02-01 29 | 84.2 24 | 75.2 80 14 | 8.7 29.83 | 1010 6.1 | 0.24
2017-02-02 29 | 84.2 24 | 75.2 79 13 | 8.08 29.83 | 1010 0.8 | 0.03
2017-02-03 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 76 13 | 8.08 29.83 | 1010 0.1 | 0.0
2017-02-04 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 73 12 | 7.46 29.85 | 1011 5.3 | 0.21
2017-02-05 29 | 84.2 23 | 73.4 75 15 | 9.32 29.88 | 1012 0.8 | 0.03
2017-02-06 29 | 84.2 23 | 73.4 76 14 | 8.7 29.85 | 1011 1.1 | 0.04
2017-02-07 29 | 84.2 23 | 73.4 77 15 | 9.32 29.83 | 1010 0.3 | 0.01
2017-02-08 28 | 82.4 23 | 73.4 76 17 | 10.56 29.8 | 1009 0.4 | 0.02
2017-02-09 28 | 82.4 22 | 71.6 73 19 | 11.81 29.83 | 1010 0.6 | 0.02
2017-02-10 28 | 82.4 22 | 71.6 76 14 | 8.7 29.83 | 1010 0.9 | 0.04
2017-02-11 29 | 84.2 22 | 71.6 73 13 | 8.08 29.85 | 1011 0.7 | 0.03
2017-02-12 29 | 84.2 22 | 71.6 71 11 | 6.84 29.85 | 1011 0.2 | 0.01
2017-02-13 29 | 84.2 22 | 71.6 72 9 | 5.59 29.85 | 1011 0.3 | 0.01
2017-02-14 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 73 11 | 6.84 29.85 | 1011 0.3 | 0.01
2017-02-15 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 74 12 | 7.46 29.88 | 1012 1.2 | 0.05
2017-02-16 29 | 84.2 23 | 73.4 75 8 | 4.97 29.88 | 1012 8.7 | 0.34
2017-02-17 30 | 86.0 22 | 71.6 71 8 | 4.97 29.88 | 1012 9.7 | 0.38
2017-02-18 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 74 8 | 4.97 29.88 | 1012 22.4 | 0.88
2017-02-19 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 73 9 | 5.59 29.85 | 1011 1.2 | 0.05
2017-02-20 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 74 16 | 9.94 29.83 | 1010 1.5 | 0.06
2017-02-21 29 | 84.2 22 | 71.6 71 17 | 10.56 29.83 | 1010 0.8 | 0.03
2017-02-22 28 | 82.4 23 | 73.4 79 9 | 5.59 29.85 | 1011 17.7 | 0.7
2017-02-23 29 | 84.2 24 | 75.2 78 13 | 8.08 29.83 | 1010 7.6 | 0.3
2017-02-24 29 | 84.2 23 | 73.4 76 9 | 5.59 29.85 | 1011 6.3 | 0.25
2017-02-25 29 | 84.2 23 | 73.4 76 11 | 6.84 29.85 | 1011 5.7 | 0.22
2017-02-26 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 76 9 | 5.59 29.83 | 1010 4.0 | 0.16
2017-02-27 30 | 86.0 23 | 73.4 75 9 | 5.59 29.8 | 1009 4.7 | 0.19
2017-02-28 29 | 84.2 24 | 75.2 78 9 | 5.59 29.83 | 1010 12.3 | 0.48

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