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.



Other Mwanza Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 81.8 73.6 65.2
Feb 82.8 74.1 65.6
Mar 83.5 74.7 66.2
Apr 82.2 73.9 66
May 83.3 74.2 65.7
Jun 83.5 73.3 62.4
Jul 83.5 72.7 61
Aug 83.5 73.6 62.6
Sep 83.3 74.3 64.9
Oct 83.1 74.7 65.9
Nov 81.5 73.6 66
Dec 80.6 73 65.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.7 23.1 18.4
Feb 28.2 23.4 18.7
Mar 28.6 23.7 19
Apr 27.9 23.3 18.9
May 28.5 23.4 18.7
Jun 28.6 22.9 16.9
Jul 28.6 22.6 16.1
Aug 28.6 23.1 17
Sep 28.5 23.5 18.3
Oct 28.4 23.7 18.8
Nov 27.5 23.1 18.9
Dec 27 22.8 18.6



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 0 3.8
Feb 13% 0 2.7
Mar 20% 0 4.1
Apr 30% 0 7.6
May 15% 0 2.5
Jun 6% 0 1.2
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 6% 0 0.6
Sep 14% 0 4.2
Oct 24% 0 5.9
Nov 32% 0 6.2
Dec 27% 0 6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 9.7
Feb 13 0 6.9
Mar 20 0 10.4
Apr 30 0 19.3
May 15 0 6.4
Jun 6 0 3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 6 0 1.5
Sep 14 0 10.7
Oct 24 0 15
Nov 32 0 15.7
Dec 27 0 15.2


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.

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 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
Jan 68%
Feb 65.7%
Mar 64.6%
Apr 68.5%
May 63%
Jun 55.6%
Jul 49.8%
Aug 54.4%
Sep 60.6%
Oct 64.1%
Nov 70%
Dec 70.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Mwanza?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Tanzania; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 26, 2023.


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

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 54.5 in May means 54.5% of the tourists vs. February.



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.


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