Dar es Salaam Climate Profile: Summary Version

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Dar es Salaam has a tropical climate with relatively warm temperatures, high humidity, and annual rainfall over 1000 mm. Rainfall occurs all year round but mainly during two rainy seasons: the short rainy season from October to December (where roughly 350mm of rainfall falls on average) and the main / long rainy season from March to May (on average roughly 610 mm of rain falls during this period). Less rainfall occurs during January and February (the rainfall during this period averages around 110 mm), and there is a long and relatively dry season from June to September (there is less than 100 mm of rainfall during this period on average). The warmest time of year is during January and February and the coolest time of the year occurs during July and August.

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University of Cape Town (2017). Dar es Salaam Climate Profile: Summary Version. IIED, London; KCL, London.
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