The best times to visit Mwanza for ideal weather are
May 28th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mwanza Travel Guide
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Weather in Mwanza
Average temperatures in Mwanza vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Mwanza, the hottest months are March, October, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 84.5°F (29.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.2°F (19°C) at night.
Mwanza Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mwanza 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.
Mwanza Perceived Temperature (F)
Mwanza Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mwanza 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 Mwanza 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 July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in Mwanza? 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 Mwanza.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mwanza (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
Mwanza has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.9%).
Wind in Mwanza is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 early October where average top sustained speeds reach 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mwanza.
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||6.1||Light breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.2||Light breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.6||Light breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.1||Light breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|May||6.3||Light breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.8||Light breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.3||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.6||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.7||Gentle breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.5||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.4||Light breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.1||Light breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mwanza?
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 Mwanza, Tanzania is February, followed by December and July. 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 Mwanza in May. 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 Mwanza Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 81.8°F (27.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Mwanza, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 80.4°F (26.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Mwanza to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 79.9°F (26.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.