The best times to visit Dar es Salaam for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Dar es Salaam Travel Info

Weather in Dar es Salaam


Average temperatures in Dar es Salaam vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st 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 Dar es Salaam, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 92.1°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.8°F (24.9°C) at night.

Dar es Salaam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Dar es Salaam 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.

Dar es Salaam Perceived Temperature (F)


Dar es Salaam Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Dar es Salaam 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 90.8 83 77
Feb 91.8 83 76
Mar 91 81.7 75
Apr 88.5 79.7 73.7
May 87.5 78.1 71.6
Jun 86.9 76.6 68.3
Jul 86.4 75.4 66.6
Aug 87.1 76 67.1
Sep 88 77 67.7
Oct 89.9 79.4 70.6
Nov 90.2 81.2 73.6
Dec 91 82.7 76.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.7 28.3 25
Feb 33.2 28.3 24.4
Mar 32.8 27.6 23.9
Apr 31.4 26.5 23.2
May 30.8 25.6 22
Jun 30.5 24.8 20.2
Jul 30.2 24.1 19.2
Aug 30.6 24.4 19.5
Sep 31.1 25 19.8
Oct 32.2 26.3 21.4
Nov 32.3 27.3 23.1
Dec 32.8 28.2 24.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dar es Salaam are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Dar es Salaam? 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 Dar es Salaam.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dar es Salaam (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 1.3
Feb 9% 0 3.2
Mar 28% 0 7.5
Apr 39% 0 11.6
May 26% 0 5.3
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 3% 0 0.7
Aug 7% 0 1.1
Sep 8% 0 1
Oct 9% 0 2.6
Nov 23% 0 5.6
Dec 18% 0 4.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 3.3
Feb 9 0 8.1
Mar 28 0 19.1
Apr 39 0 29.5
May 26 0 13.5
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 3 0 1.8
Aug 7 0 2.8
Sep 8 0 2.5
Oct 9 0 6.6
Nov 23 0 14.2
Dec 18 0 11.4


Humidity and Wind

Dar es Salaam has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (70.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (82.1%).

Wind in Dar es Salaam is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 10.5 knots (12.1 MPH or 19.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dar es Salaam.

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 10.5 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Feb 9 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.6%
Feb 71.4%
Mar 77%
Apr 82.1%
May 80.4%
Jun 73.8%
Jul 71.9%
Aug 72%
Sep 70.1%
Oct 70.8%
Nov 74.2%
Dec 73.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Dar es Salaam?

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 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is July, followed by September and October. 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 Dar es Salaam in June. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63.2 in June means 63.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Dar es Salaam Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 12 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Dar es Salaam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Dar es Salaam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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