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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Mutoko Airport Zimbabwe

At Mutoko Airport, the wet season is mostly cloudy, the dry season is mostly clear, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 84°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 90°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Mutoko Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid September to mid November.

Climate at Mutoko Airport

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Mutoko Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature at Mutoko Airport

The warm season lasts for 2.5 months, from September 23 to December 6, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is November 7, with an average high of 84°F and low of 66°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.1 months, from June 1 to August 5, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is July 4, with an average low of 51°F and high of 70°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Mutoko Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Mutoko AirportwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 470°FJul 470°FNov 784°FNov 784°F51°F51°F66°F66°FSep 2381°FSep 2381°FDec 681°FDec 681°FJun 172°FJun 172°FAug 572°FAug 572°F61°F61°F66°F66°F53°F53°F53°F53°FNowNow
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 entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature at Mutoko Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Mutoko AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarm
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.

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Clouds

At Mutoko Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Mutoko Airport begins around March 25 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around November 12. On June 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 95% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 5% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 12 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around March 25. On January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Mutoko Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Mutoko AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 2095%Jun 2095%Jan 825%Jan 825%Mar 2559%Mar 2559%Nov 1260%Nov 1260%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly 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

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Mutoko Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from November 15 to March 16, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 63% on January 23.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from March 16 to November 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 24.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 63% on January 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Mutoko Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Mutoko AirportwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 2363%Jan 2363%Aug 240%Aug 240%Jan 159%Jan 159%Nov 1531%Nov 1531%Mar 1631%Mar 1631%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Mutoko Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 13 to April 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 7.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from April 25 to October 13. The least rain falls around August 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Mutoko Airport

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Mutoko Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Mutoko Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Mutoko AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2213 hr, 11 minDec 2113 hr, 11 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2011 hr, 5 minJun 2111 hr, 5 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
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 is at 5:07 AM on November 25, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 6:22 AM on July 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on June 2, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 6:32 PM on January 18.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Mutoko Airport during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Mutoko Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Mutoko AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 255:07 AMNov 255:07 AM6:32 PMJan 186:32 PMJan 18Jun 25:23 PMJun 25:23 PM6:22 AMJul 86:22 AMJul 8daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Mutoko Airport

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Mutoko Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 29 to March 31, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 29, with muggy conditions 42% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 16, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Mutoko Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Mutoko AirportmuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 160%Jul 160%Jan 2942%Jan 2942%Nov 2911%Nov 2911%Mar 3111%Mar 3111%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 at Mutoko Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from August 14 to November 28, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from November 28 to August 14. The calmest day of the year is February 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Mutoko Airport

Average Wind Speed at Mutoko AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphOct 1310.7 mphOct 1310.7 mphFeb 16.4 mphFeb 16.4 mphAug 148.6 mphAug 148.6 mphNov 288.6 mphNov 288.6 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Mutoko Airport is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction at Mutoko Airport

Wind Direction at Mutoko AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Mutoko Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Mutoko Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to mid June and from mid July to late October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Tourism Score at Mutoko Airport

Tourism Score at Mutoko Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.19.14.94.98.78.78.08.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Mutoko Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid September to mid November, with a peak score in the third week of October.

Beach/Pool Score at Mutoko Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Mutoko Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.77.72.02.06.16.14.44.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

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 at Mutoko Airport 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 at Mutoko Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Mutoko AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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.

Growing Degree Days at Mutoko Airport

Growing Degree Days at Mutoko AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°FJul 1090°FJul 1090°FSep 7900°FSep 7900°FOct 191,800°FOct 191,800°FJun 306,815°FJun 306,815°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from September 20 to November 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 21, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from May 15 to July 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Mutoko Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Mutoko AirportbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhOct 217.6 kWhOct 217.6 kWhJun 215.2 kWhJun 215.2 kWhNov 277.1 kWhNov 277.1 kWhMay 155.7 kWhMay 155.7 kWhJul 295.7 kWhJul 295.7 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.

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Mutoko Airport, 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

Mutoko Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Harare International Airport.

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 airports 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

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.