The best times to visit Victoria Falls for ideal weather are
April 2nd 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.
Victoria Falls Travel Guide
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Weather in Victoria Falls
Average temperatures in Victoria Falls vary somewhat. 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 49th 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 Victoria Falls, the hottest months are October, September, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 99°F (37.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.6°F (23.7°C) at night.
Victoria Falls Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Victoria Falls 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.
Victoria Falls Perceived Temperature (F)
Victoria Falls Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Victoria Falls 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 Victoria Falls are May, June, and then July. 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Victoria Falls? 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 Victoria Falls.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Victoria Falls (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
Victoria Falls has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (16.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (61%).
Wind in Victoria Falls is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.2 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 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Victoria Falls.
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||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.1||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.5||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.3||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.2||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||7.8||Gentle breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||8.2||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.1||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Victoria Falls?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 27, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is April, followed by June 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 Victoria Falls in December. 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 Victoria Falls Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 81.5°F (27.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Victoria Falls, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 99°F (37.2°C) and 88.9°F (31.6°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 2 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 Victoria Falls to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 84.2°F (29°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.