The best times to visit Maputo for ideal weather are

April 9th to October 7th

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



Other Maputo Travel Info

Weather in Maputo


Average temperatures in Maputo vary little. 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 50th 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 Maputo, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 89.1°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.4°F (23.6°C) at night.

Maputo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Maputo 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.

Maputo Perceived Temperature (F)


Maputo Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Maputo 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 87.8 80.4 73.2
Feb 88.6 80.7 72.9
Mar 88 79.4 71.5
Apr 83.8 74.8 66.1
May 83.4 72.3 62.3
Jun 80.7 68.7 57.5
Jul 79.2 67.6 56.4
Aug 81.7 70 58.8
Sep 83.5 72.8 62.9
Oct 83.2 74.3 66.3
Nov 85 76.3 68.7
Dec 87 78.9 71.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31 26.9 22.9
Feb 31.4 27.1 22.7
Mar 31.1 26.3 21.9
Apr 28.8 23.8 18.9
May 28.6 22.4 16.8
Jun 27.1 20.4 14.2
Jul 26.2 19.8 13.6
Aug 27.6 21.1 14.9
Sep 28.6 22.7 17.2
Oct 28.4 23.5 19.1
Nov 29.4 24.6 20.4
Dec 30.6 26.1 22



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Maputo are August, July, and then May. 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. For example, on the week of May 21st 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Maputo? 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 Maputo.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 0 7.4
Feb 12% 0 2.2
Mar 12% 0 2.7
Apr 11% 0 3.2
May 3% 0 0.5
Jun 3% 0 0.7
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 2% 0 0.9
Sep 5% 0 1.2
Oct 15% 0 2.6
Nov 19% 0 4.3
Dec 18% 0 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 18.8
Feb 12 0 5.6
Mar 12 0 6.9
Apr 11 0 8.1
May 3 0 1.3
Jun 3 0 1.8
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 2 0 2.3
Sep 5 0 3
Oct 15 0 6.6
Nov 19 0 10.9
Dec 18 0 15.5


Humidity and Wind

Maputo has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (54.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (65.9%).

Wind in Maputo is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by October and November. September’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.5 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 to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Apr 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
May 6.5 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jul 6.9 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Aug 8 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Sep 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Oct 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Nov 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.9%
Feb 63.1%
Mar 63.3%
Apr 61.4%
May 60%
Jun 55%
Jul 56.5%
Aug 54.7%
Sep 57.2%
Oct 60.9%
Nov 62.5%
Dec 64.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Maputo?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Mozambique; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Maputo, Mozambique is September, followed by May and October. 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 Maputo in August. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55.7 in August means 55.7% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Maputo Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Maputo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 82.4°F (28°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Maputo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 85.1°F (29.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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