Zambia - Climate



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Although Zambia lies within the tropics, much of it has a pleasant climate because of the altitude. Temperatures are highest in the valleys of the Zambezi, Luangwa, and Kafue and by the shores of Lakes Tanganyika, Mweru, and Bangweulu.

There are wide seasonal variations in temperature and rainfall. October is the hottest month. The main rainy season starts in mid-November, with heavy tropical storms lasting well into April. The northern and northwestern provinces have an annual rainfall of about 125 cm (50 in), while areas in the far south have as little as 75 cm (30 in). May to mid-August is the cool season, after which temperatures rise rapidly. September is very dry.

Daytime temperatures may range from 23° to 31° C (73–88° F ), dropping at night to as low as 5° C (41° F ) in June and July. Lusaka, at 1,250 m (4,100 ft), has an average minimum of 9° C (48° F ) and an average maximum of 23° C (73° F ) in July, with averages of 17° C (63° F ) and 26° C (79° F ), respectively, in January; normal annual rainfall is 81 cm (32 in).

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Oct 14, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Thanks for posting this, I was lacking in some information on Zambia. This really helped with my Geography project.
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Nov 19, 2012 @ 6:06 am
good summary based on average Zambian climate.any changes observed lately? if so what are the?how does the indian ocean affect the temperatures in zambia?
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Aug 14, 2013 @ 3:03 am
what has been the trend in terms of average temperature for Lusaka for the past 10years? I just want to know if the effects of global warming are manifesting here too.
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Aug 14, 2013 @ 3:03 am
what has been the trend in terms of average temperature for Lusaka for the past 10years? I just want to know if the effects of global warming are manifesting here too.
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