The best times to visit Francistown for ideal weather are
March 26th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Francistown Travel Guide
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Weather in Francistown
Average temperatures in Francistown vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Francistown, the hottest months are November, October, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early November where highs are regularly around 93.3°F (34.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67°F (19.4°C) at night.
Francistown Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Francistown 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.
Francistown Perceived Temperature (F)
Francistown Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Francistown 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 Francistown are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Francistown? 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 Francistown.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Francistown (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
Francistown has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (31.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (60.4%).
Wind in Francistown is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 16 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 late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Francistown.
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||6.9||Light breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.5||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||5.3||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.5||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.6||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Francistown?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Botswana; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 03, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Francistown, Botswana is November, followed by March and September. 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 Francistown 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
Overall Francistown Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 78.7°F (25.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Francistown, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Francistown to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 86°F (30°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.