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Lusaka Climate & Temperature

  • Lusaka, Zambia is at 15°25'S, 28°27'E, 1280 m (4199 ft). See map.
  • Lusaka has a humid subtropical hot summer climate that is mild with dry winters, hot humid summers and moderate seasonality (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Lusaka is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 19.9 degrees Celsius (67.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.2 °C (16.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Lusaka Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 23.4°C (74.1°F) on average falling to 10.5°C (50.9°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 29.3°C (84.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 17.1°C (62.7°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 26.1°C (78.9°F) and average low temperatures are 17.1°C (62.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 26.2°C (79.2°F) during the day and lows of 14.7°C (58.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1078.1 mm (42.4 inches) which is equivalent to 1078.1 Litres/m² (26.44 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2836 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Lusaka you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Hilo, (Big Island), Hawaii, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Lusaka Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 23 (73) 25 (77) 29 (84) 30 (87) 29 (84) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (79) 29 (84) 26 (78) 24 (76) 23 (73) 26 (79)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 15 (59) 17 (63) 21 (71) 24 (76) 22 (72) 21 (70) 21 (70) 21 (70) 21 (69) 20 (68) 17 (63) 17 (62) 20 (68)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (49) 11 (52) 14 (58) 19 (67) 18 (64) 17 (63) 17 (63) 17 (62) 16 (61) 16 (60) 12 (54) 11 (52) 15 (59)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 16 (1) 102 (4) 275 (11) 264 (10) 236 (9) 131 (5) 48 (2) 4 (0) 0 (0) 1078 (42)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (6) 8 (27) 16 (52) 17 (55) 16 (57) 10 (32) 2 (7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 71 (20)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 9h 11' 9h 42' 9h 30' 9h 00' 6h 48' 5h 36' 5h 00' 5h 05' 6h 30' 8h 36' 9h 05' 8h 54' 7h 45'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 17' 11h 36' 12h 02' 12h 28' 12h 50' 13h 00' 12h 55' 12h 37' 12h 12' 11h 46' 11h 24' 11h 13' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 82 (18) 84 (16) 80 (20) 73 (27) 53 (47) 44 (56) 39 (61) 41 (59) 54 (46) 74 (26) 81 (19) 80 (20) 65 (35)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 54.1 62.5 73.8 84 84.4 82 84.8 84.1 74.2 62.7 54.4 51.2 71

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