Malawi weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Malawi weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Malawi is expected to be 26°C, while the average maximum temperature in February is 27°C. The weather guide for Malawi shown below is for Lilongwe. Read more about the weather in Malawi.

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Malawi weather averages

Check Malawi weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Malawi are October and November with an average maximum temperature of 30°C. The sunniest month is September with on average 10 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are June, July, August and September with 1 day. The Malawi weather averages shown below are for Lilongwe.

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Malawi weather today

Here is the weather in Malawi today, Friday 24th February 2017. Expect sunshine and showers in Malawi with a maximum temperature of 26°C, low levels of heat & humidity and 2 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0-2 mm of rainfall expected with 39% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 16 kph from the east. The weather forecast shown below is for Lilongwe.

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    °C maximum temperature
  • 17
    °C minimum temperature
  • sunshine and showers
  • 2
    hours of sunshine
  • 39
    % chance of some rain
  • <2
    mm of rainfall expected
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    low heat & humidity
  • 16
    kph wind from E

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Malawi weather overview

The weather is healthy and pleasant in Malawi, provided you avoid the southern lowlands of the Shire Valley where extreme heat and very high humidity are the order of the day - and nights. Conditions around Lake Malawi are delightful with hot sunshine tempered by cool breezes. The rainy season is from November to March although the mountain areas are very wet indeed with the heaviest rains occurring a little later, in March and April.

What to pack for Malawi weather

Light clothing is perfect for the Lake Malawi region; add warm clothing and rainwear if you plan a winter trip to the mountains.

Tropical storm risk: Malawi cyclone season

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The Malawi tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Malawi holiday weather averages by month

Check Malawi holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Malawi weather with the United States

Below the Malawi weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Malawi (Lilongwe) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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