Dar Es Salaam - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Hot. - Jan 2022


Summer all year round. - Oct 2021


Hot & extremely hot with some rain in between. June thru October is the nicest time of year. evening will get into the low 70s with a nice breeze. Mid-March thru end-of-May it's pouring rain and mosquitos are everywhere. November thru Feb it is just too hot. - May 2020


There are 2.5 seasons here. Ridiculously hot and humid for about 7 months, rain for about 2, and a glorious 3 months of relatively mild temperatures and amazing sunny days. - Jun 2017


Hot and humid; during the summer there is a nice breeze. March-May is the rainy season so bring wellies! - Dec 2015


Hot and hotter. And some rain. October-April are hotter, with December/January being hottest. May-September are only hot. High humidity most days. There are "rainy" seasons, but it seems they may be changing due to global warming, and to me they really were not THAT rainy. The bad effect of the rains is that they create lakes in some streets due to no drainage and huge potholes in the roads which really affects driving on a daily basis within Dar. (The roads are not laid with a proper foundation so when it rains heavily, the soil beneath becomes water-logged and the heavy vehicles going over top cracks the road, and as more and more cars pass over, the cracks become pot holes; eventually, within the year the potholes seem to get repaired, but it tales several months) - Jul 2015


Hot and humid. June, July, and August are the nicest months when the humidity goes down a bit. - Mar 2014


Very hot and humid 9 months of the year and the other 3 it is still hot and humid, but a bit more bearable. Seasons are opposite of the U.S. and there are mainly only two rainy seasons. Streets flood when it rains and the roads are all bad. - Feb 2013


Hot and hotter! The most pleasant time of year is May - August which is the cooler season. Daytime highs are usually in the 80's, but it is less humid---and you get a cooler breeze---at night. The HOT season begins in November and continues through Feb/March. Temperatures get up into the 90's with higher humidity, and it's difficult to be outside for extended periods. It can get very hot and uncomfortable. Dar also has two rainy seasons, but it only rains for shorts periods during the day. Be careful of flooding roads, though, and terrible traffic. - Feb 2013


Lovely year 'round... a bit hotter and stickier in January (upper 90s) a bit cooler and breezier in July/August (low 80s). - Aug 2011


Weather is hot and humid most of the year (85-95 F) with a slight break during the winter months of June-August. Rainy season is April and May. - Jun 2010


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