The best times to visit Mzuzu for ideal weather are

April 23rd 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 Mzuzu Travel Info

Weather in Mzuzu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mzuzu vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 66th 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 Mzuzu, 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 88°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.

Mzuzu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mzuzu 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.

Mzuzu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mzuzu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mzuzu 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 82.3 73.4 65
Feb 82 72.9 64.1
Mar 81.1 72.2 63.4
Apr 79.6 71.3 61.7
May 78.2 68.7 56.4
Jun 76.6 66.4 52.5
Jul 75.4 65.6 51.5
Aug 78.3 68 53.9
Sep 82.9 72 58.2
Oct 85.6 75.4 62
Nov 86.5 76.7 64.3
Dec 83.7 74.7 64.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.9 23 18.3
Feb 27.8 22.7 17.8
Mar 27.3 22.3 17.4
Apr 26.4 21.8 16.5
May 25.7 20.4 13.6
Jun 24.8 19.1 11.4
Jul 24.1 18.7 10.8
Aug 25.7 20 12.2
Sep 28.3 22.2 14.6
Oct 29.8 24.1 16.7
Nov 30.3 24.8 17.9
Dec 28.7 23.7 17.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mzuzu are June, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Mzuzu? 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 Mzuzu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mzuzu (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 44% 0 9.9
Feb 41% 0 7.1
Mar 41% 0 7.2
Apr 22% 0 3.8
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 0% 0 0.1
Oct 3% 0 1
Nov 13% 0 2.4
Dec 33% 0 6.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 44 0 25.1
Feb 41 0 18
Mar 41 0 18.3
Apr 22 0 9.7
May 4 0 1
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 0 0 0.3
Oct 3 0 2.5
Nov 13 0 6.1
Dec 33 0 16

 

Humidity and Wind

Mzuzu has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (42.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (75.9%).

Wind in Mzuzu is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 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 mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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 4.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 12 Significant breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 5.1 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 5.7 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Sep 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Oct 8.7 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Nov 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.8%
Feb 74.3%
Mar 75.9%
Apr 71.7%
May 64.4%
Jun 55.8%
Jul 51.4%
Aug 48.3%
Sep 42.3%
Oct 43.8%
Nov 50.5%
Dec 66.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mzuzu?

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 Mzuzu, 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 Mzuzu 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

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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 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 Mzuzu Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 76.9°F (24.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 13 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 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Mzuzu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Mzuzu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 81.7°F (27.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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