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Dar Es Salaam Climate & Temperature

  • Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is at 6°52'S, 39°12'E, 55 m (180 ft). See map.
  • Dar Es Salaam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Dar Es Salaam is situated in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 25.9 degrees Celsius (78.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.5 °C (8.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Dar Es Salaam Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1148 mm (45.2 inches) which is equivalent to 1148 Litres/m² (28.16 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2836 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Dar Es Salaam you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Atuona, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Dar Es Salaam Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 29 (84) 30 (86) 31 (88) 31 (88) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 31 (88) 30 (86) 29 (84) 31 (87)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (75) 24 (74) 25 (76) 26 (78) 27 (80) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 27 (81) 26 (78) 24 (75) 26 (79)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 18 (64) 19 (66) 20 (68) 22 (72) 23 (73) 24 (75) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 21 (70) 19 (66) 21 (70)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 31 (1) 27 (1) 28 (1) 66 (3) 132 (5) 116 (5) 78 (3) 52 (2) 131 (5) 269 (11) 176 (7) 42 (2) 1148 (45)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 4 (13) 4 (13) 5 (17) 5 (16) 7 (23) 8 (26) 6 (19) 6 (21) 11 (35) 18 (60) 13 (42) 5 (17) 92 (25)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 30' 8h 38' 8h 30' 8h 52' 8h 26' 8h 11' 7h 48' 8h 06' 7h 05' 5h 16' 7h 09' 7h 34' 7h 45'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 45' 11h 53' 12h 04' 12h 16' 12h 25' 12h 30' 12h 28' 12h 20' 12h 09' 11h 57' 11h 48' 11h 43' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 65 (35) 73 (27) 71 (29) 73 (27) 68 (32) 66 (34) 63 (37) 66 (34) 59 (41) 44 (56) 61 (39) 65 (35) 65 (35)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 62.7 71 82.3 84.6 76.5 73.4 76.7 85 82.6 71.2 62.9 59.7 74

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