Best time to visit Mozambique

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When is the best time to visit Mozambique?

The best time to visit Mozambique (Maputo) is May, June, July, August and September based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Mozambique (Maputo)31
    Jan
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Mozambique (Maputo)31
    Feb
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Mozambique (Maputo)30
    Mar
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Mozambique (Maputo)29
    Apr
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Mozambique (Maputo)27
    May
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Mozambique (Maputo)25
    Jun
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Mozambique (Maputo)25
    Jul
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Mozambique (Maputo)26
    Aug
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Mozambique (Maputo)27
    Sep
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Mozambique (Maputo)27
    Oct
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Mozambique (Maputo)29
    Nov
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Mozambique (Maputo)30
    Dec

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The weather guide for Mozambique (Maputo) 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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Mozambique weather overview

Mozambique is a large country on the east coast of Africa more or less opposite Madagascar with a 1,200 mile coastline and a tropical climate. There is a single rainy season from November to March but, on the north coast, this lengthens by a few weeks and can bring cyclones. The highlands and south coast bear the brunt of the rains.

Temperatures along the coastal lowlands vary: conditions can be warm and pleasant (thanks to sea breezes) or insufferably hot and sweaty during the rainy season when humidity is intense. On higher ground, days are hot but nights cooler with lower humidity.

What to pack for Mozambique weather

Take light clothing with some warm cover-ups for the highland evenings, together with waterproofs if travelling in the rainy season.

Which is the hottest month in Mozambique?

The hottest time of year in Maputo, Mozambique is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Mozambique?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Maputo, Mozambique with 159mm on average. There are normally 11 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Mozambique?

The sunniest time of year in Maputo, Mozambique is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 79% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Mozambique?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Maputo, Mozambique in February when the water temperature reaches 27°C.

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