The best times to visit Maun 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.
Maun Travel Guide
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Weather in Maun
Average temperatures in Maun vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Maun, the hottest months are October, November, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late October where highs are regularly around 97.7°F (36.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.1°F (21.2°C) at night.
Maun Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maun 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.
Maun Perceived Temperature (F)
Maun Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Maun 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 Maun are July, September, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.
When can you find snow in Maun? 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 Maun.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Maun (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
Maun has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (18.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (57.8%).
Wind in Maun is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Maun.
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||6.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.1||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|May||5.7||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.8||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.4||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.7||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Maun?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Botswana; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 03, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Maun, Botswana is November, followed by March and September. 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 Maun in June. 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 Maun Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 81.5°F (27.5°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 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 slowest season for tourism in Maun, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 97.7°F (36.5°C) and 91.4°F (33°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 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 Maun to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.