The best times to visit Arusha for ideal weather are
March 19th to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Arusha Travel Guide
Other Arusha Travel Info
Weather in Arusha
Average temperatures in Arusha vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 95th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Arusha, the hottest months are January, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 84.5°F (29.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.5°F (15.3°C) at night.
Arusha Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Arusha Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Arusha Perceived Temperature (F)
Arusha Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Arusha Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Arusha are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.
When can you find snow in Arusha? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Arusha.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Arusha (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Arusha has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (57.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (78.5%).
Wind in Arusha is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and August. October’s average wind speed of around 11.6 knots (13.4 MPH or 21.5 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 18.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Arusha.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.1||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.4||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|May||9.4||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.6||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.4||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||11.3||Significant breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||11.4||Significant breeze||17||Significant breeze|
|Oct||11.6||Significant breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Nov||8.7||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Arusha?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Tanzania; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Arusha, Tanzania is December, followed by August and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Arusha in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Arusha Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 72.4°F (22.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Arusha, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 82.1°F (27.8°C) and 75.4°F (24.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Arusha to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 79.4°F (26.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.