Gaborone - 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?

The summers are very hot, but it's a dry heat that tends to cool down to tolerable levels at night. The dry season is can get very cold during the mornings and at night. The rain storms are surprisingly heavy and very dramatic, but they are shortlived and the country really needs the moisture. - Dec 2023

Hot and dry, but nice in the winter. - Jul 2019

The best way to describe the climate is dry. Many people have sinus issues because of how dry the climate is. The summer is hot and dry. The winters can get cool at night, but never too cold. - Apr 2017

I love the climate here. It is dry. Summers are very hot but dry heat, winters get all the way down to freezing, but by mid-day it's sunny and warm. Very comfortable. It rarely rains. - Jul 2016

HOT. We have a very brief "winter" from about May - September where temps dip into the 50s/60sF. Other than that, it's in the 90s-100F from January - March. - Mar 2015

Dry.. May-September is winter.. So it is cold.. Don't think because you are in Africa, it will not get cold.. It does. From the end of September - April, it's summer and really hot and does not rain much. - Oct 2014

Weather is great. The winters are comprised of warm days and cool nights. You definitely have to layer. The summers can be very hot. - Nov 2013

The climate is wonderful, constant sunshine. "Dry heat" in the summers, which are comfortable, with sunshiney dry daytime highs in the 80s-90s, nighttime lows in the 40s. There are four seasons, and the winters are cold at night, hovering just above freezing, with winter daytime highs in the 70s, again with pure sunshine. It rarely rains during the winter, only during the summer. - Jul 2013

Extremely hot in summer, dry and cool in winter. It's a desert, so in winter it can be quite cold, especially at night. - Apr 2013

Botswana is a semi-arid country and the Kalahari desert covers a large area in the center of the country. In Gaborone, summers can get very hot (upper 30s to 40 degrees), while winter tempatures dip to near-freezing overnight (lows in the 3-8 degree range).As Botswana is in the southern hemisphere, our hottest months are November - January and our coldest months are June - August. - Jun 2010

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