The best times to visit Gweru for ideal weather are

February 5th to May 6th

or

September 3rd to November 4th

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

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Weather in Gweru

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gweru vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 72nd 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 Gweru, 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 88.1°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.8°F (14.3°C) at night.

Gweru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gweru Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Gweru Perceived Temperature (F)

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Gweru Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gweru 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 79.9 70.8 59.7
Feb 80.7 70.5 58.5
Mar 80.8 69.9 56
Apr 76.5 65.3 51.3
May 76.1 62.5 45.1
Jun 72.1 58 40.4
Jul 71.2 57.4 40.7
Aug 76.6 62.2 43.5
Sep 83.5 69.3 50.1
Oct 85.7 72.5 54.7
Nov 83.8 72.6 58.9
Dec 80.7 71.3 60.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.6 21.6 15.4
Feb 27.1 21.4 14.7
Mar 27.1 21.1 13.3
Apr 24.7 18.5 10.7
May 24.5 16.9 7.3
Jun 22.3 14.4 4.7
Jul 21.8 14.1 4.8
Aug 24.8 16.8 6.4
Sep 28.6 20.7 10.1
Oct 29.8 22.5 12.6
Nov 28.8 22.6 14.9
Dec 27.1 21.8 15.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gweru are July, August, and then June. 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 late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Gweru? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gweru.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 0 6.8
Feb 19% 0 3.3
Mar 11% 0 2.5
Apr 8% 0 1.4
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 7% 0 1
Nov 19% 0 3
Dec 36% 0 7.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 0 17.3
Feb 19 0 8.4
Mar 11 0 6.4
Apr 8 0 3.6
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 7 0 2.5
Nov 19 0 7.6
Dec 36 0 19.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Gweru has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (29.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (66.3%).

Wind in Gweru is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 10.9 KPH) is considered “a light 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 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gweru.

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Wind

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

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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 4.5 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
May 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.8 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.3%
Feb 62.2%
Mar 58.4%
Apr 57.2%
May 43.7%
Jun 41.2%
Jul 39.5%
Aug 31.8%
Sep 29.4%
Oct 34.2%
Nov 48.2%
Dec 62.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gweru?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings for Zimbabwe; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gweru, Zimbabwe is June, followed by November and January. 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 Gweru in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 51.5 in March means 51.5% of the tourists vs. June.


Overall Gweru Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82°F (27.8°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest 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 second busiest season for tourism in Gweru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 80.6°F (27°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 6 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 Gweru to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82°F (27.8°C) and 77.9°F (25.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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