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.



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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 92.4 78.8 65.6
Feb 92.7 78.9 66.2
Mar 91.4 78.3 67.7
Apr 86 75.6 68
May 81.6 72.4 65.6
Jun 80.3 70 61
Jul 80.1 69.2 59.1
Aug 81.9 70.7 60.3
Sep 85.5 72.8 60.7
Oct 89.2 75.9 64.4
Nov 90.5 77.4 66.6
Dec 90.4 77.4 66.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.6 26 18.7
Feb 33.7 26.1 19
Mar 33 25.7 19.8
Apr 30 24.2 20
May 27.6 22.4 18.7
Jun 26.8 21.1 16.1
Jul 26.7 20.7 15.1
Aug 27.7 21.5 15.7
Sep 29.7 22.7 15.9
Oct 31.8 24.4 18
Nov 32.5 25.2 19.2
Dec 32.4 25.2 19.1



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 1.9
Feb 10% 0 1.3
Mar 14% 0 2.9
Apr 23% 0 4.4
May 15% 0 2
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 2% 0 0.5
Sep 2% 0 0.6
Oct 5% 0 0.5
Nov 12% 0 2.4
Dec 13% 0 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 4.8
Feb 10 0 3.3
Mar 14 0 7.4
Apr 23 0 11.2
May 15 0 5.1
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 2 0 1.3
Sep 2 0 1.5
Oct 5 0 1.3
Nov 12 0 6.1
Dec 13 0 4.3


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.

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 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
Jan 46.8%
Feb 48.4%
Mar 53.5%
Apr 65.9%
May 70.5%
Jun 63.9%
Jul 57.9%
Aug 54.5%
Sep 49.9%
Oct 49.8%
Nov 53.3%
Dec 54.3%


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

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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54 in September means 54% of the tourists vs. December.



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.


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