Malawi weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Malawi.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Malawi. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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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.

What is the time difference between Malawi and the UK?

The time difference between Malawi and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Malawi?

The main languages spoken in Malawi are English and Chichewa.

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What is the currency in Malawi?

The currency in Malawi is the Malawian Kwacha (MWK).

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Which plugs are used in Malawi?

Malawi uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Malawi?

They drive on the left side of the road in Malawi.

Do you need a visa for Malawi?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Malawi.

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Compare Malawi weather with the USA

Below the Malawi weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Malawi (Lilongwe) and the USA (Washington).

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