The best times to visit Likoma Island 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.



Other Likoma Island Travel Info

Weather in Likoma Island


Average temperatures in Likoma Island 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 Likoma Island, 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.

Likoma Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Likoma Island 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.

Likoma Island Perceived Temperature (F)


Likoma Island Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Likoma Island 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 75.6 69 62.4
Feb 76.3 69.2 61.9
Mar 76.7 68.9 61.2
Apr 75.2 67.3 58.8
May 73.9 65 55.1
Jun 70.7 62.1 51.7
Jul 69.9 60.9 51.1
Aug 73 63.9 53
Sep 79.1 69.3 56.5
Oct 81.5 71.8 60.5
Nov 81.9 72.5 62.5
Dec 78.3 70.6 63.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.2 20.6 16.9
Feb 24.6 20.7 16.6
Mar 24.8 20.5 16.2
Apr 24 19.6 14.9
May 23.3 18.3 12.8
Jun 21.5 16.7 10.9
Jul 21.1 16.1 10.6
Aug 22.8 17.7 11.7
Sep 26.2 20.7 13.6
Oct 27.5 22.1 15.8
Nov 27.7 22.5 16.9
Dec 25.7 21.4 17.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Likoma Island 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 Likoma Island? 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 Likoma Island.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 53% 0 11.5
Feb 36% 0 6.1
Mar 30% 0 4.8
Apr 17% 0 2.4
May 4% 0 0.8
Jun 2% 0 0.9
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0.4
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 5% 0 0.8
Nov 11% 0 2.2
Dec 40% 0 7.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 53 0 29.2
Feb 36 0 15.5
Mar 30 0 12.2
Apr 17 0 6.1
May 4 0 2
Jun 2 0 2.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 1
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 5 0 2
Nov 11 0 5.6
Dec 40 0 18.5


Humidity and Wind

Likoma Island 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 Likoma Island 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 Likoma Island.

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 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
Jan 83.6%
Feb 80.6%
Mar 79.1%
Apr 74.8%
May 67.5%
Jun 59.7%
Jul 59.4%
Aug 53.6%
Sep 43.7%
Oct 47.5%
Nov 57.9%
Dec 74.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Likoma Island?

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 Likoma Island, 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 Likoma Island 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 Likoma Island 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 Likoma Island, 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 Likoma Island 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.


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