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The best time to visit Malawi

Malawi has a varied geography and climate – the lowlands can be hot and humid and the mountains can be cool and misty in any month of the year.

The most popular months for travel are when temperatures are coolest and the lake is at its calmest, between April and November. There is little rainfall throughout the year near the lakeshore – the majority falls in the more mountainous regions between December and March.

 

 

Climate charts for cities and places within Malawi

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Blantyre

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2475 2272 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1864 1661 1457 1254 1254 1355 1559 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 8 8 7 8 9 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 25810 2138 1847 713 171 141 131 70 40 321 1064 2158
Rainy Days 16 14 13 7 3 3 3 2 2 4 8 14
Humidity M M L L N N N N L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Malawi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 3086 2984 2882 2679 2679 2882 3086 3290 3290 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2272 2068 1864 1661 1661 1864 1966 2272 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 25610 24310 1275 291 60 0 0 10 10 90 432 2389
Rainy Days 16 15 11 4 1 2 3 1 1 2 6 14
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Zomba

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2679 2577 2373 2272 2577 2882 2984 2984 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1864 1864 1661 1457 1254 1254 1355 1559 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 7 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 26610 2419 1948 643 181 90 60 40 70 251 1084 24810
Rainy Days 17 16 15 7 3 2 2 2 2 4 8 16
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A