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.



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)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 83.1 72.1 59.5
Feb 82.6 71.5 60.2
Mar 82 71.8 62.3
Apr 77.3 69.8 63.2
May 73.3 66.7 61.4
Jun 72.1 64.7 58.3
Jul 72 64.2 57
Aug 73.3 65.3 57.9
Sep 77.2 67.9 58.5
Oct 80.5 70.9 61
Nov 80.6 71.1 61.5
Dec 80 70.2 60.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.4 22.3 15.3
Feb 28.1 21.9 15.7
Mar 27.8 22.1 16.8
Apr 25.2 21 17.3
May 22.9 19.3 16.3
Jun 22.3 18.2 14.6
Jul 22.2 17.9 13.9
Aug 22.9 18.5 14.4
Sep 25.1 19.9 14.7
Oct 26.9 21.6 16.1
Nov 27 21.7 16.4
Dec 26.7 21.2 15.7



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Arusha (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 1% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 1 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 57.6%
Feb 60.4%
Mar 63.7%
Apr 74.4%
May 78.5%
Jun 72.7%
Jul 66.4%
Aug 63.4%
Sep 57.8%
Oct 58.1%
Nov 63.8%
Dec 67.2%


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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54 in September means 54% of the tourists vs. December.



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.


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