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Tanzania Climate and Weather

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Tanzania climate is generally tropical in most areas while template climate is experienced in the highlands.
There are two rain seasons throughout the country: the long season from mid-March  through May, the short rain season falls during November, December and January. The coolest months are from June to October, and the warmest are November, December to March.
The climate along the coast:
Coastal Region, Dar-Es-Salaam, Lindi, Mtwara, and Tanga,  and the off-shore Islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Unguja is tropical with relatively high humidity. The average temperature, which is moderated by the sea breeze, especially on the islands, ranges between 27 and 29șC.
In the Central, Northern and Western:
Around Mwanza Kagera, Kigoma, Shinyanga and Tabora, the climate is modified by highland plateau; low humidity  with temperatures ranging  between 20 and 27șC during the cooler months of June through August.  The temperature can   reach  as high as 30șC and higher between the months of December and March.
Northeast and Southwest:
 In the mountainous areas of the Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Mara region, and Mbeya, Rukwa, Iringa and Ruvuma,  and Makonde Plateau   (Newalla, Masasi, Nachingwea and Tunduru) , the temperature occasionally drops below 15șC at night during the months of June and July. In the area around Rungwe mountains the temperature can reach  as low as 8 or 6șC.
Central Area:
 A large part of central regions (Dodoma and Singida) is semi-arid, receiving less than 500mm of rain annually. In contrast, the mountainous area in the north-east and south-west receive over 2000mm. of rain annually. Along the coast  (Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Lindi, Mtwara and Coastal Region)  rainfall ranges between 1000 and 1900mm.  

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