The best times to visit Moshi for ideal weather are
May 14th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Moshi Travel Guide
Other Moshi Travel Info
Weather in Moshi
Average temperatures in Moshi vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th 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 Moshi, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 93.8°F (34.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.6°F (19.2°C) at night.
Moshi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Moshi 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.
Moshi Perceived Temperature (F)
Moshi Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Moshi 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 Moshi are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.
When can you find snow in Moshi? 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 Moshi.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Moshi (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
Moshi has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (70.5%).
Wind in Moshi is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and November. January’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Moshi.
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||8||Gentle breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|Feb||7.7||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.7||Light breeze||15.1||Strong breeze|
|Apr||4.3||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|May||3.4||Barely noticeable||10.1||Strong breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.6||Barely noticeable||10.7||Strong breeze|
|Aug||4.6||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||13.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.5||Gentle breeze||16.3||Strong breeze|
|Dec||7.4||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Moshi?
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 Moshi, 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 Moshi 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
Overall Moshi Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 80.9°F (27.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Moshi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°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 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 Moshi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.8°F (34.3°C) and 89.6°F (32°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.