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Average Weather in June in Lusaka Zambia

Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 74°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 80°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 49°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 54°F.

For reference, on October 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lusaka typically range from 64°F to 87°F, while on July 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 46°F to 72°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in June

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in June

Average Hourly Temperature in June in Lusaka1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMMayJulNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Las Colonias de Hidalgo, Mexico (8,911 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Lusaka (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of June in Lusaka experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 8% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 7% on June 24.

The clearest day of the month is June 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 93% of the time.

For reference, on January 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 82%, while on June 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.

Cloud Cover Categories in June

Cloud Cover Categories in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MayJulJan 1218%Jan 1218%Jun 190%Jun 190%Jun 3093%Jun 3093%Jun 1192%Jun 1192%Jun 2193%Jun 2193%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastmostly cloudypartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

Sun

Over the course of June in Lusaka, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 21, with 11 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 1, with 11 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrMayJulJun 2011 hr, 13 minJun 2011 hr, 13 mindaydaydaydaynightJun 111 hr, 16 minJun 111 hr, 16 minNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Lusaka is 6:26 AM on June 1 and the latest sunrise is 7 minutes later at 6:33 AM on June 30.

The earliest sunset is 5:42 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 5 minutes later at 5:47 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Lusaka during 2020.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 13 hours, 3 minutes later, at 6:36 PM, while on June 20, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:32 AM and sets 11 hours, 13 minutes later, at 5:44 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMayJul6:26 AM6:26 AMJun 15:42 PMJun 15:42 PM6:33 AM6:33 AMJun 305:47 PMJun 305:47 PM6:31 AM6:31 AMJun 165:44 PMJun 165:44 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of June. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lusaka is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on January 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 77% of the time, while on July 6, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in June

Humidity Comfort Levels in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%MayJulJun 10%Jun 10%Jun 300%Jun 300%Jun 110%Jun 110%Jun 210%Jun 210%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggy
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Lusaka is gradually increasing during June, increasing from 8.9 miles per hour to 9.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on October 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on February 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in June

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Lusaka throughout June is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 93% on June 30.

Wind Direction in June

Wind Direction in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%MayJulNowNoweastsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Lusaka are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MayJul100%Jun 16100%Jun 16100%Jul 2100%Jul 2NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Lusaka are increasing during June, increasing by 288°F, from 6,163°F to 6,451°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in June

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of June, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lusaka is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.5 kWh throughout.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 5.4 kWh on June 22.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June in Lusaka181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWhMayJulJun 225.4 kWhJun 225.4 kWhJun 15.6 kWhJun 15.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lusaka are -15.407 deg latitude, 28.287 deg longitude, and 4,183 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lusaka contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,176 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (741 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,602 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lusaka is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (59%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (38%) and grassland (26%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Lusaka year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lusaka.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lusaka according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Lusaka is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lusaka and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lusaka International Airport (95%, 19 kilometers, northeast) and Kariba Airport (5%, 139 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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