|Rains ... summer rains and dry winters...
■ The dry season generally runs from May to October through the southern
fall (autumn), winter and into spring.
■ The summer wet season itself, also referred to as the "green season",
generally starting with fresh rains in November heralds the arrival
of migrant birds as mammals disperse in search of fresh growth - the
bush gets thick, insects flourish, birding improves, game viewing deteriorates.
■ The summer rains are generally characterized by torrential downpours
followed by sunshine during the day.
■ Deep rains and flood conditions, if they occur, hammer us in January
and February. The rivers take time to swell and peak in March and April
|Temperatures ... moderate winters, hot summers..
Winter - months of May to August.
The cooler months of Mayl to August when the weather is
beautiful one day and perfect the next, are very pleasant. As an example,
a mid-winter rafting expedition can be tackled in shorts, rafters and
T-shirt with a fleece and joggers to ward off the evening chill - temperatures
at this time will rarely drop below 13 degrees Celsius in the low lying regions (Lowveld)
In the Highveld ( Central Zimbabwe ) night time tempratures can be very cold at night, but pleasantly warm, under clear blue skies, during the day and by 10 a.m you shed your jackets and enjoy the almost perfect temperature
Extremely high temperatures are experienced in the Lowveld just before
the rains. Locals regard October and November as "suicide months"
with day time temperatures exceeding 40 degrees and not dropping below
30 degrees for nights on end. In mid November our rains usually start. It's a release from about
six weeks of hell for local residents and insects alike!
Mid November to March is hot but moderated by rains usually in the form of afternoon thunderstorms
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