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What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

The climate is pretty perfect-- felt like about 70 degrees year-round. Never got too cold or too hot, very comfortable. It's like the southern California coast. - Sep 30, 2017
Excellent climate. One of the best things about living in Zimbabwe. - Jul 6, 2017
Never too hot nor too cold.Excellent weather. - Jul 5, 2017
Fairly consistent (though people notice the effects of climate change), there are 2 rainy seasons but sunshine almost year-round. Never gets cold enough for a heater, great place to spend time outdoors. - Apr 16, 2016
Mild. Lowest temperature at night during the coldest month (July) is 45 Fahrenheit. Highest during the day during the hottest month (October) is 80 Fahrenheit. In general, all year round, the daytime temperature doesn't stray that much above or below 70 Fahrenheit. - Dec 8, 2013
The southern hemisphere provides us roughly the opposite seasons than the northern hemisphere. Check wikipedia for absolute temps, but roughly Dec-Feb is autumn with slight rain (this past year had a drought), March-July is Winter, August-September is spring, and Oct-Nov is summer. Temperatures in the direct sun can be sweltering (80-90F) for locals but would make someone from Phoenix shiver. The air is dry and crisp, making any temperature tolerable. The other seasons are just shades off from Summer. Even in the dead of winter, it probably won't get down to freezing at night in the city. The rainy season does have rain, but this is no monsoon. We have hardly used umbrellas, rain jackets are more effective when actually needed. Think Colorado when packing clothes. Layers are good. More of an effect than the climate is the housing construction. Concrete is the favored medium here, making for a cool house in the summer and a frigid one in the winter. Bring a good pair of slippers. - Jul 29, 2013
The weather here is amazing. Harare is at about 4000 feet, so it doesn't get many mosquitoes or too hot in summer. Winter nights can get down to freezing, so you definitely need warm clothes. - Jun 21, 2009
Incredible lovely weather most of the year, pretty cold in June, July and August (need a coat and sweaters) but good the rest of the time. CAN have lots of rain in December and January. - Sep 26, 2008