The best times to visit Gweru for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 3rd

or

August 13th to October 7th

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

 


Gweru Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Gweru

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Gweru vary very little and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 10 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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-to-mid-October where highs are regularly around 68.4°F (20.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 44.1°F (6.7°C) at night.

    Gweru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Gweru Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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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    Average
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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 81.9 73 61.4
    Feb 82.7 72.5 60.5
    Mar 83 72.1 58
    Apr 78.8 68 53.6
    May 78.2 64.6 46.9
    Jun 74.2 60.3 42.2
    Jul 73.4 59.8 42.3
    Aug 78.6 65.6 45.7
    Sep 85.5 72.3 52.9
    Oct 87.9 75.4 57.3
    Nov 85.9 75.5 61
    Dec 82.5 73.9 61.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 27.7 22.8 16.3
    Feb 28.2 22.5 15.8
    Mar 28.3 22.3 14.4
    Apr 26 20 12
    May 25.7 18.1 8.3
    Jun 23.4 15.7 5.7
    Jul 23 15.4 5.7
    Aug 25.9 18.7 7.6
    Sep 29.7 22.4 11.6
    Oct 31.1 24.1 14.1
    Nov 29.9 24.2 16.1
    Dec 28.1 23.3 16.6

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Gweru are December, January, and then February. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 3.5 days with significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

    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.

    Chance of Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 42.9 0 0.27
    Feb 32.9 0 0.12
    Mar 21.4 0 0.08
    Apr 15.7 0 0.05
    May 2.9 0 0.01
    Jun 1.4 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 1.4 0 0
    Oct 11.4 0 0.02
    Nov 30 0 0.11
    Dec 47.1 0 0.21

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 42.9 0 0.69
    Feb 32.9 0 0.3
    Mar 21.4 0 0.2
    Apr 15.7 0 0.13
    May 2.9 0 0.03
    Jun 1.4 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 1.4 0 0
    Oct 11.4 0 0.05
    Nov 30 0 0.28
    Dec 47.1 0 0.53

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Gweru has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is September (26.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (63%).

    Wind in Gweru is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 KPH) is considered “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 9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.7 light air 7.1 a gentle breeze
    Feb 3.6 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    Mar 3.6 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    Apr 3.6 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    May 2.9 light air 6 a gentle breeze
    Jun 3 light air 6.3 a light breeze
    Jul 3.6 light air 7.1 a gentle breeze
    Aug 4 a light breeze 7.4 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4.6 a light breeze 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Oct 4.8 a light breeze 8.8 a gentle breeze
    Nov 4.3 a light breeze 8 a gentle breeze
    Dec 3.7 light air 7.1 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 63
    Feb 60.1
    Mar 55.3
    Apr 53.8
    May 41.7
    Jun 38.8
    Jul 36.5
    Aug 28.2
    Sep 26.5
    Oct 30.4
    Nov 43.8
    Dec 57.7

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Gweru?

    As of 5/17/2017 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.
     

    Overall Gweru Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 63.8°F (17.7°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 7 days of precipitation per month. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Winter (June through August)

    The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Gweru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 68.4°F (20.2°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 0 to 9 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally 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 63.9°F (17.7°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 15 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.