Zimbabwe has a subtropical to tropical climate. The year can be divided into a dry season and a rainy season. The rainy season runs from October to March. During the rainy season, the average temperature is around 22 degrees, with maximum temperatures during the day reaching 35 degrees. Due to the high humidity it is often very humid. During the rainy season about 90 percent of the precipitation falls. The annual precipitation in the eastern mountains is up to 1400 mm, in the west and south 400 to 600 mm. The dry season in Zimbabwe runs from April to September. The daytime temperatures then lie between 15 and 25 degrees. From June to July frost can also occur at night.
A trip to Zimbabwe is recommended during the dry season from April to October. However, if you plan to visit the Victoria Falls, it is particularly impressive in the rainy season, when up to 10,000 litres of water per second fall down the cliffs.