Best time to visit Malawi

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When is the best time to visit Malawi?

The best time to visit Malawi (Lilongwe) is September based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Malawi (Lilongwe)27
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Malawi (Lilongwe)27
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Malawi (Lilongwe)27
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Malawi (Lilongwe)27
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Malawi (Lilongwe)26
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Malawi (Lilongwe)24
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Malawi (Lilongwe)25
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Malawi (Lilongwe)28
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Malawi (Lilongwe)30
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Malawi (Lilongwe)30
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Malawi (Lilongwe)28

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The weather guide for Malawi (Lilongwe) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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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.

Which is the hottest month in Malawi?

The hottest time of year in Lilongwe, Malawi is normally November. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Malawi?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Lilongwe, Malawi with 223mm on average. There are normally 18 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Malawi?

The sunniest time of year in Lilongwe, Malawi is normally September with bright sunshine on average for 80% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

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