The best times to visit Mozambique for ideal weather are

May 7th 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 Mozambique Travel Info

Weather in Mozambique

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mozambique 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 41st 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 Mozambique, the hottest months are December, January, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 90°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.6°F (23.1°C) at night.

Mozambique Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mozambique Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Mozambique Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mozambique Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mozambique 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 87.7 81.2 73
Feb 86.9 80.2 71.7
Mar 86.6 79.6 71.2
Apr 85.2 77.9 68.3
May 83.1 74.5 63.3
Jun 80 71.3 59.5
Jul 78.2 69.7 58.1
Aug 81.3 72.3 60
Sep 85.5 77.1 64.3
Oct 87.7 79.4 68.1
Nov 89.2 81.2 70.4
Dec 89.3 82.2 73.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.9 27.3 22.8
Feb 30.5 26.8 22.1
Mar 30.3 26.4 21.8
Apr 29.6 25.5 20.2
May 28.4 23.6 17.4
Jun 26.7 21.8 15.3
Jul 25.7 20.9 14.5
Aug 27.4 22.4 15.6
Sep 29.7 25.1 17.9
Oct 30.9 26.3 20.1
Nov 31.8 27.3 21.3
Dec 31.8 27.9 22.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mozambique are September, August, 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 mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Mozambique? 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 Mozambique.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 0 6.7
Feb 28% 0 6.5
Mar 19% 0 4
Apr 12% 0 2.1
May 4% 0 0.6
Jun 4% 0 0.6
Jul 6% 0 0.9
Aug 3% 0 0.4
Sep 3% 0 0.3
Oct 4% 0 0.7
Nov 9% 0 1.8
Dec 22% 0 6.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 17
Feb 28 0 16.5
Mar 19 0 10.2
Apr 12 0 5.3
May 4 0 1.5
Jun 4 0 1.5
Jul 6 0 2.3
Aug 3 0 1
Sep 3 0 0.8
Oct 4 0 1.8
Nov 9 0 4.6
Dec 22 0 16.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Mozambique has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is September (54.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (70.6%).

Wind in Mozambique is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 KPH) is considered “a light 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 11.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.2 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.8 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.6%
Feb 70%
Mar 70.4%
Apr 65.3%
May 63.1%
Jun 61.4%
Jul 62.1%
Aug 58.8%
Sep 54.4%
Oct 54.8%
Nov 56.9%
Dec 64.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mozambique?

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 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 Mozambique 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

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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 55.8 in August means 55.8% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Mozambique Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mozambique, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Mozambique to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90°F (32.2°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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