Botswana's climate is semi-arid. Though it is hot and dry for much of the year, there is a rainy season, which runs through the summer months.

Rainfall tends to be erratic, unpredictable and highly regional.

Often a heavy downpour may occur in one area while 10 or 15 kilometers away there is no rain at all. Showers are often followed by strong sunshine so that a good deal of the rainfall does not penetrate the ground but is lost to evaporation and transpiration.

RAINFALL IN MILLIMETERS
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Range 101 101 51 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 76
  125 125 75 50 25 25 25 25 25 25 50 100
TEMPERATURES (C) AVERAGE HIGHS AND LOWS
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Range 101 101 51 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 76
  125 125 75 50 25 25 25 25 25 25 50 100