The best times to visit Chigumula for ideal weather are

April 2nd to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Chigumula Travel Info

Weather in Chigumula


Average temperatures in Chigumula vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Chigumula, 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 92.1°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.2°F (22.3°C) at night.

Chigumula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Chigumula Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Chigumula Perceived Temperature (F)


Chigumula Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Chigumula 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 81.7 77.1 69.6
Feb 82.3 77.2 68.5
Mar 83.4 78.2 68.3
Apr 81 75.7 65.3
May 79.9 74.2 61.4
Jun 77.2 71.3 58.3
Jul 75.5 69.7 57.7
Aug 79.8 73.7 60.4
Sep 86.4 79.7 66.1
Oct 89.2 82.6 69.5
Nov 89.9 83.7 71.1
Dec 85.9 80.4 70.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.6 25.1 20.9
Feb 27.9 25.1 20.3
Mar 28.6 25.7 20.2
Apr 27.2 24.3 18.5
May 26.6 23.4 16.3
Jun 25.1 21.8 14.6
Jul 24.2 20.9 14.3
Aug 26.6 23.2 15.8
Sep 30.2 26.5 18.9
Oct 31.8 28.1 20.8
Nov 32.2 28.7 21.7
Dec 29.9 26.9 21.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chigumula are May, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Chigumula? 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 Chigumula.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chigumula (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 38% 0 8.2
Feb 26% 0 6.5
Mar 21% 0 3.3
Apr 5% 0 0.9
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 1% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 2% 0 0.4
Nov 9% 0 2.9
Dec 19% 0 4.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 38 0 20.8
Feb 26 0 16.5
Mar 21 0 8.4
Apr 5 0 2.3
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 1 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 2 0 1
Nov 9 0 7.4
Dec 19 0 10.4


Humidity and Wind

Chigumula has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (32% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (69.9%).

Wind in Chigumula is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by October and November. September’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 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 early October where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chigumula.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 6.2 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Sep 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Nov 8.1 Gentle breeze 13 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.9%
Feb 67.2%
Mar 62.5%
Apr 56.8%
May 47.6%
Jun 44.3%
Jul 44.6%
Aug 37.5%
Sep 32%
Oct 34.1%
Nov 38.9%
Dec 54.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Chigumula?

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 Chigumula, 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 Chigumula 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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.7 in October means 38.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Chigumula Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 77.9°F (25.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 7 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 very comfortable 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 Chigumula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 82.6°F (28.1°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 Chigumula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 80.9°F (27.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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