Weather and Climate of the Serengeti National Park
Weather and Climate of the Serengeti National Park- Serengeti National park is a great conservation area in Tanzania with a great ecosystem and features various seasons which are determined by the weather and the climate of the place. In general, the Serengeti National Park features cool and dry conditions especially during May through to August and there is also the dry and warmer season that di occur within September and October and them the wetter conditions sets or hot conditions set in from the hot season from November to the moths of April. The weather in Serengeti national park is also determined by the temperatures which are similar throughout the year. Like any other part of Africa and the country, then Tanzania features two seasons and these include the two rainy seasons which are characterized by the short rains and the long longer rains and this is similar to the two dry seasons that are experienced in Tanzania.
In most cases, very many images and stories being put outside there indicted that Africa is a hot country and a destination for you to visit however the climate and temperatures within the Serengeti National park are moderate and it is good and pleasant for every visitor. It occasionally gets extremely hot during the day and the temperatures fall during the night and the temperatures differ depending on the season of the year. For example, the wet season is the warmest season of the year and when you are in the Seronera are during the warm season, the maximum temperatures are thirty-seven degrees Celsius on a hot day
and the morning hours on during the cold conditions the rarely dips to thirteen degreed Celsius. The typical maximum daily temperature varies according to altitude, ranging from 15°C near the crater highlands to around 30°C around Lake Victoria. Serengeti National Park is a ‘cool island’ in a considerably hotter zone due to its height.
The weather of the Serengeti National Park is warm during the day and when it comes to night it becomes so cold and even there is some coolness during the early morning and this makes it good for the visitors to put on to their light and warm clothes as they drive or visit the Serengeti National Park. it is good that the visitors put on warm clothes in the morning hours of the day especially when they are going for the game drive safaris and once they have returned when they are on the evening game drives on the juts evening walks, they can put on their heavy clothes. The weather in the Serengeti National Park is also influenced by the altitude of the park which is about 1140 to 2099 meters above sea level and this altitude affects the temperature variation within the Serengeti National Park
Let’s explore the rainy season in Serengeti National Park;
In Serengeti national park, there are 2 periods of rainfall and these include both long and short periods of rainfall. The short period of the rainfall comes from November to December and this is after having the grip of the dry season in the park. In most cases, the rains here can happen at any time and it is very hard to predict it and thus you need to be adequately prepared.
On the other hand, the long periods of rainfall in Serengeti National Park start from the march and go up to May and this is the period when there is a lot of rainfall and when the rainfall takes long, and during this time, you might have the rain the whole day and also it rains most of the days. As a result, the scene turns green, and this season is known as the ‘green season.’ Occasionally, especially in the north, the downpours will merge into a single extended spell. On the other hand, the short rains could completely devastate the Serengeti, especially in the southeast.
The precipitation gradient runs from the dry southeast areas (400 mm per year) to the much wetter northwest towards the Kenyan border and the Masai Mara (up to 1,200 mm each year). The Ngorongoro Crater Area and the Meru-Kilimanjaro mountain range cast a rain shadow over the Serengeti grasslands, resulting in little precipitation. Winning south-easterly breezes are forced to ascend over these high nations, stealing moisture from the Indian Ocean. The dampness in the air condenses as the temperature drops, and the water in the air rains out. Moving breezes, on the other hand, can carry moisture inland from Lake Victoria, reducing the impact and commencing the precipitation slope.
The dry season favors a lot of the safari activities in Serengeti National Park and this is the time when the wildebeest migration can be easily seen. Remember that the wildebeest migration is the highlight of all the wildlife safaris in the Serengeti National Park and it is the best season for the best destination for the safari wildlife.
Most birds, particularly the transitory birds who come to Serengeti for the sole purpose of reproducing, come around this time and make their homes during the blustery season, which is generally the rearing period for both creatures and birds and is one of the best months to visit Serengeti public park, particularly for birders. The wildebeest migrate from the Southern Serengeti to the Northern Ngorongoro Conservation Area in February and March during the calving season.
Therefore, the visitors are advised to time properly their safari journey to Serengeti National Park such that they can have the best pout of their safari to the park. Always visit the Africa adventure vacations for the best update on the best time to travel to Serengeti National Park and when you have the best wildlife safari within the park.