The best times to visit Lilongwe for ideal weather are
July 30th to October 14th
January 8th to June 17th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Lilongwe Travel Guide
Weather in Lilongwe
Average temperatures in Lilongwe vary very little and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 48 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lilongwe, the hottest months are October, November, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late October where highs are regularly around 87.7°F (30.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.3°F (18.5°C) at night.
Lilongwe Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lilongwe 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.
Lilongwe Perceived Temperature (F)
Lilongwe Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lilongwe 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)|
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 Lilongwe.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lilongwe (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
Lilongwe has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is September (32.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (69.7%).
Wind in Lilongwe is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.7 KPH) is considered “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 16.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lilongwe.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||6.4||a light breeze||10.6||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.8||a light breeze||10||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.6||a light breeze||10.9||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.2||a gentle breeze||11.7||a moderate breeze|
|May||7.1||a gentle breeze||10.8||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.8||a light breeze||11||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||7||a gentle breeze||11.4||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||8||a gentle breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||9.1||a gentle breeze||14.2||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||10.1||a gentle breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||9||a gentle breeze||14||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||7||a gentle breeze||11.3||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lilongwe?
As of 5/2/2017 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.
Overall Lilongwe Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Lilongwe, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 79.6°F (26.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Lilongwe to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.