The best times to visit Cape Maclear for ideal weather are
April 23rd to November 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cape Maclear Travel Guide
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Weather in Cape Maclear
Average temperatures in Cape Maclear vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 88th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cape Maclear, the hottest months are November, October, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid November where highs are regularly around 83.6°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.5°F (17.5°C) at night.
Cape Maclear Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cape Maclear Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Cape Maclear Perceived Temperature (F)
Cape Maclear Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cape Maclear Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cape Maclear are September, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.
When can you find snow in Cape Maclear? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cape Maclear.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cape Maclear (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cape Maclear has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (43.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (83.6%).
Wind in Cape Maclear is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cape Maclear.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||5.9||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.7||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.5||Gentle breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|May||7.9||Gentle breeze||12.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9||Gentle breeze||14.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cape Maclear?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Malawi; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 26, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cape Maclear, Malawi is August, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cape Maclear in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Cape Maclear Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 77.1°F (25.1°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cape Maclear, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 83.6°F (28.7°C) and 76.9°F (24.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Cape Maclear to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 74.9°F (23.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 16 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.