The best times to visit Nacala for ideal weather are

April 16th to July 1st


September 3rd to November 11th

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



Other Nacala Travel Info

Weather in Nacala


Average temperatures in Nacala vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Nacala, the hottest months are December, November, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid December where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°C) at night.

Nacala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Nacala 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.

Nacala Perceived Temperature (F)


Nacala Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Nacala 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 90.4 83.7 73.5
Feb 89.3 82.7 71.2
Mar 89.2 82.2 71.5
Apr 88.1 81.6 69.8
May 86.1 79.3 67.2
Jun 83.5 76.6 63.5
Jul 82.2 75.7 64.5
Aug 83.6 76.4 63.7
Sep 85.2 78.6 65.5
Oct 88.2 81.8 70.5
Nov 90.9 84.1 73.4
Dec 91.8 85.7 75.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.4 28.7 23.1
Feb 31.8 28.2 21.8
Mar 31.8 27.9 21.9
Apr 31.2 27.6 21
May 30.1 26.3 19.6
Jun 28.6 24.8 17.5
Jul 27.9 24.3 18.1
Aug 28.7 24.7 17.6
Sep 29.6 25.9 18.6
Oct 31.2 27.7 21.4
Nov 32.7 28.9 23
Dec 33.2 29.8 24.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nacala are September, October, 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 early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd 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 5 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Nacala? 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 Nacala.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 37% 0 7.5
Feb 41% 0 17.8
Mar 36% 0 7.1
Apr 6% 0 0.7
May 3% 0 0.3
Jun 4% 0 0.4
Jul 7% 0 1.2
Aug 8% 0 1.3
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 2% 0 0.4
Nov 4% 0 0.9
Dec 13% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 37 0 19.1
Feb 41 0 45.2
Mar 36 0 18
Apr 6 0 1.8
May 3 0 0.8
Jun 4 0 1
Jul 7 0 3
Aug 8 0 3.3
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 2 0 1
Nov 4 0 2.3
Dec 13 0 8.9


Humidity and Wind

Nacala has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (64.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (76%).

Wind in Nacala is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and April. December’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.4 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 early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4 Light breeze 6.5 Light breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 6.2 Light breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 6.4 Light breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 7.2 Light breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 6.6 Light breeze
Jul 5.1 Light breeze 7.1 Light breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 6.7 Light breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 7.3 Light breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.4 Light breeze 7.9 Light breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.3%
Feb 75.4%
Mar 76%
Apr 72%
May 69.7%
Jun 68.8%
Jul 69.6%
Aug 68.7%
Sep 68.1%
Oct 66.9%
Nov 64.5%
Dec 65.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Nacala?

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 Nacala, Mozambique 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 Nacala 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

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 Nacala Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 11 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 moderate precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nacala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 83.8°F (28.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Nacala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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