Zambezi, Zambia

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This article is about the town of Zambezi in Zambia. The Zambezi River is covered in another article. For other uses of the word Zambezi, see Zambezi (disambiguation).
Location of Zambezi in Zambia

Zambezi is a town in the North-Western Province of Zambia, lying on the Zambezi River and the M8 road, west of Kabompo. It is known for the palaces of the chiefs of the Balunda and Balovale people. Until about 1966 it was called Balovale after the dominant chief (and his village within the town is still known by that name) but the name was changed in an attempt to defuse tensions between the main groups and the government of the newly independent country.

The Chinyingi Suspension Bridge spans the river just to the north-east of the town.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Zambezi, Zambia (1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
27
(81)
27
(81)
30
(86)
33
(91)
33
(91)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29.6
(85.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
19
(66)
17
(63)
17
(63)
20
(68)
24
(75)
25
(77)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21.5
(70.7)
Average low °C (°F) 17
(63)
18
(64)
17
(63)
15
(59)
11
(52)
7
(45)
7
(45)
10
(50)
14
(57)
17
(63)
17
(63)
18
(64)
14
(57.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 235
(9.25)
196
(7.72)
172
(6.77)
40
(1.57)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
9
(0.35)
51
(2.01)
143
(5.63)
210
(8.27)
1,059
(41.69)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 22 19 17 5 0 0 0 0 1 8 16 20 108
 % humidity 78 79 77 69 62 58 52 46 41 57 65 76 63
Mean monthly sunshine hours 171 157 195 255 298 291 307 304 273 248 189 167 2,855
Source: The Weather Network [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate Statistics for Zambezi, Zambia (1961-1990)". March 24, 1996. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 

Coordinates: 13°33′S 23°07′E / 13.550°S 23.117°E / -13.550; 23.117