Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Climate

Weather: 17.73°C/63.91°F, Wind SW at 5.6 km/h, 46% Humidity, 0% Chance of rain

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Bulawayo Climate Summary

Located at an elevation of 1342 meters (4402.89 feet) above sea level, Bulawayo has a Subtropical steppe climate (Classification: BSh). The city’s yearly temperature is 22.27ºC (72.09ºF) and it is -0.46% lower than Zimbabwe’s averages. Bulawayo typically receives about 28.71 millimeters (1.13 inches) of precipitation and has 51.98 rainy days (14.24% of the time) annually.

Country Zimbabwe
Longitude 28.5873388
Latitude -20.1457125
Attitude/Elevation 1342m (4402.89ft)
Local time Tuesday 17:53
Annual high temperature 26.15ºC (79.07ºF)
Annual low temperature 14.68ºC (58.42ºF)
Average annual precip. 28.71mm (1.13in)
Warmest month October (30.7ºC / 87.26ºF)
Coldest Month July (9.2ºC / 48.56ºF)
Wettest Month December (103.11mm / 4.06in)
Driest Month August (0.75mm / 0.03in)
Number of days with rainfall (≥ 1.0 mm) 51.98 days (14.24%)
Days with no rain 313.02 days (85.76%)
Humidity 55.24%

Climate Bulawayo: Monthly Averages

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Oct Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.0(98.6) 34.0(93.2) 33.0(91.4) 33.0(91.4) 30.0(86.0) 28.0(82.4) 28.0(82.4) 35.0(95.0) 37.0(98.6) 38.0(100.4) 37.0(98.6) 37.0(98.6) 38.0(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) 27.12(80.82) 26.56(79.81) 26.58(79.84) 24.82(76.68) 23.52(74.34) 21.15(70.07) 20.93(69.67) 25.19(77.34) 29.25(84.65) 30.7(87.26) 29.9(85.82) 28.12(82.62) 26.15(79.07)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.93(75.07) 23.2(73.76) 23.01(73.42) 21.06(69.91) 19.21(66.58) 16.83(62.29) 16.62(61.92) 20.58(69.04) 24.64(76.35) 26.6(79.88) 26.42(79.56) 25.12(77.22) 22.27(72.09)
Average low °C (°F) 17.54(63.57) 16.88(62.38) 16.38(61.48) 14.29(57.72) 11.65(52.97) 9.45(49.01) 9.2(48.56) 11.71(53.08) 14.8(58.64) 17.28(63.1) 18.51(65.32) 18.51(65.32) 14.68(58.42)
Record low °C (°F) 11.0(51.8) -1.0(30.2) 12.0(53.6) 9.0(48.2) 6.0(42.8) 3.0(37.4) 4.0(39.2) 5.0(41.0) 5.0(41.0) 9.0(48.2) 11.0(51.8) 13.0(55.4) -1.0(30.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 65.49(2.58) 68.46(2.7) 21.53(0.85) 10.19(0.4) 2.34(0.09) 0.96(0.04) 0.99(0.04) 0.75(0.03) 2.22(0.09) 19.02(0.75) 49.48(1.95) 103.11(4.06) 28.71(1.13)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 8.64 9.27 5.09 3.09 0.45 0.36 0.18 0.18 0.45 3.55 8.36 12.36 4.33
Average relative humidity (%) 69.15 71.38 69.04 64.93 54.55 55.22 52.21 40.94 35.11 38.99 48.98 62.37 55.24
Mean monthly sunshine hours 12.7 11.93 11.28 9.16 8.62 8.62 8.59 8.67 10.88 12.66 12.83 12.75 10.72

Climate Graph

The chart below shows the mean monthly temperature and precipitation of Bulawayo in recent years.

Bulawayo

Bulawayo Temperature by Month

October
26.6°C | 79.88°F
November
26.42°C | 79.56°F
December
25.12°C | 77.22°F
September
24.64°C | 76.35°F
January
23.93°C | 75.07°F
February
23.2°C | 73.76°F
March
23.01°C | 73.42°F
April
21.06°C | 69.91°F
August
20.58°C | 69.04°F
May
19.21°C | 66.58°F
June
16.83°C | 62.29°F
July
16.62°C | 61.92°F

Historical Data

Summary
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Temperature Max Average Min
Max Temperature 28.0°C (82.4°F) 24.94°C (76.89°F) 21.0°C (69.8°F)
Avg Temperature 24.0°C (75.2°F) 20.81°C (69.46°F) 18.0°C (64.4°F)
Min Temperature 15.0°C (59.0°F) 12.94°C (55.29°F) 11.0°C (51.8°F)
Dew Point Max Average Min
Dew Point 14.0°C (57.2°F) 7.0°C (44.6°F) -0.0°C (0°F)
Precipitation Max Average Min Sum
Precipitation 2.8mm | 0.11in 0.12mm | 0.0in 0.0mm | 0in 3.7mm | 0.15in
Snowdepth 0.0mm | 0in 0.0mm | 0in 0.0mm | 0in 0.0mm | 0in
Wind Max Average Min
Wind 18.0kmh | 11.18mph 9.42kmh | 5.85mph 5.0kmh | 3.11mph
Gust Wind 26.0kmh | 16.16mph 14.55kmh | 9.04mph 8.0kmh | 4.97mph
Sea Level Pressure Max Average Min
Sea Level Pressure 2.8mb 0.12mb 0.0mb
Bulawayo

Daily Observations

Time Temperature Dew Point Humidity Wind Speed Pressure Precipitation
May ° C | ° F ° C | ° F % Kph | Mph Hg | Mb Total (mm/in)
2018-05-01 19 | 66.2 11 | 51.8 69 18 | 11.18 30.18 | 1022 0.3 | 0.01
2018-05-02 20 | 68.0 10 | 50.0 63 9 | 5.59 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-03 21 | 69.8 9 | 48.2 53 5 | 3.11 30.06 | 1018 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-04 23 | 73.4 5 | 41.0 39 7 | 4.35 30.06 | 1018 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-05 22 | 71.6 5 | 41.0 41 8 | 4.97 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-06 22 | 71.6 6 | 42.8 44 7 | 4.35 30.12 | 1020 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-07 21 | 69.8 3 | 37.4 40 12 | 7.46 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-08 21 | 69.8 4 | 39.2 42 12 | 7.46 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-09 21 | 69.8 2 | 35.6 37 8 | 4.97 30.06 | 1018 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-10 21 | 69.8 -0 | 32.0 30 10 | 6.21 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-11 22 | 71.6 2 | 35.6 32 7 | 4.35 30.06 | 1018 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-12 22 | 71.6 4 | 39.2 35 8 | 4.97 29.97 | 1015 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-13 24 | 75.2 3 | 37.4 32 6 | 3.73 29.94 | 1014 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-14 24 | 75.2 6 | 42.8 37 7 | 4.35 29.97 | 1015 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-15 18 | 64.4 14 | 57.2 80 15 | 9.32 30.03 | 1017 2.8 | 0.11
2018-05-16 19 | 66.2 11 | 51.8 70 12 | 7.46 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-17 20 | 68.0 9 | 48.2 61 8 | 4.97 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-18 20 | 68.0 8 | 46.4 58 15 | 9.32 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-19 18 | 64.4 9 | 48.2 69 17 | 10.56 30.15 | 1021 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-20 19 | 66.2 10 | 50.0 72 14 | 8.7 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-21 20 | 68.0 10 | 50.0 65 9 | 5.59 30.06 | 1018 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-22 21 | 69.8 10 | 50.0 62 8 | 4.97 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-23 21 | 69.8 8 | 46.4 54 11 | 6.84 30.15 | 1021 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-24 21 | 69.8 6 | 42.8 45 6 | 3.73 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-25 21 | 69.8 5 | 41.0 41 5 | 3.11 30.06 | 1018 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-26 22 | 71.6 6 | 42.8 42 9 | 5.59 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-27 21 | 69.8 8 | 46.4 53 10 | 6.21 30.15 | 1021 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-28 21 | 69.8 7 | 44.6 53 12 | 7.46 30.18 | 1022 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-29 21 | 69.8 8 | 46.4 53 7 | 4.35 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0
2018-05-30 18 | 64.4 11 | 51.8 68 5 | 3.11 30.06 | 1018 0.6 | 0.02
2018-05-31 21 | 69.8 7 | 44.6 49 5 | 3.11 30.09 | 1019 0.0 | 0.0

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