A Moderated Climate and Malaria-Free
Bulawayo has a sub-Tropical climate. But, at an altitude of 1 356 m above seal level, conditions are more moderate than many other parts of Zimbabwe.
Rain falls in summer from mid-November to the middle of March and averages 600 mm per annum. Thundershowers and electric storms are frequent and heavy downpours of up to 50 mm of rain are often recorded. Unfortunately droughts are frequent and have become a way of life in this, the south-western part of Zimbabwe.
Summers are hot and often fairly dry, but more humid for a while when towering clouds begin to rise up in the sky in the build-up for rain. Winters are sunny and mild during the day and very cold at night.
A great advantage for travellers is that Bulawayo is located in a malaria-free area.