Harare - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Hot September-December, rainy and warm from then until April, then cool and dry until June, cold and dry until September again. - Jan 2024

Perfect weather! Winter begins in May; it is colder at night (35-50 degrees), but is 70 degrees by the middle of the day. Rainy season begins in November and ends in March. - May 2021

I love the weather all year. Some compare it to Southern California. Winter June-August does get cold enough for a jacket, hat, and fireplace. That is also the dry time of year, and it heats up quickly with October being the hottest month. Then rainy season comes in November - March/April. But it's not like a monsoon. Thunderstorms and rainy days now and then, but most days are still quite pleasant overall. - Feb 2020

Super weather, temperate all year round. It rains a little more from Nov-April, but it’s not like a monsoon, it’s like a few showers in the afternoons. It is drier and colder from May-Oct. - Feb 2019

Perfect weather year-round. The weather is somewhat spring like all year round. When the sun is out, the weather is beautiful. It can get a little chilly in the evenings. We arrived in July/August, which is winter. I did not expect the evenings to get as chilly as they did. - Apr 2018

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 2017

Excellent climate. One of the best things about living in Zimbabwe. - Jul 2017

Never too hot nor too cold.Excellent weather. - Jul 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 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 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 (80-90°F) 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 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 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 2008


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