The best times to visit Nampula 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 Nampula Travel Info

Weather in Nampula

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nampula 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 less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Nampula, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 95°F (35°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.

Nampula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nampula 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.

Nampula Perceived Temperature (F)

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Nampula Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nampula 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 88.1 79.8 72.1
Feb 87.3 79.1 71.7
Mar 87.2 78.7 71.4
Apr 85.2 76.9 69.2
May 83.7 74.8 66.1
Jun 80.7 71.6 62.9
Jul 79.7 70.4 61.8
Aug 83.5 72.9 62.5
Sep 88.2 77 64.4
Oct 91.6 80.7 67.6
Nov 93.3 82.6 70.7
Dec 92.2 82.4 72.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.2 26.6 22.3
Feb 30.7 26.2 22.1
Mar 30.7 25.9 21.9
Apr 29.6 24.9 20.7
May 28.7 23.8 18.9
Jun 27.1 22 17.2
Jul 26.5 21.3 16.6
Aug 28.6 22.7 16.9
Sep 31.2 25 18
Oct 33.1 27.1 19.8
Nov 34.1 28.1 21.5
Dec 33.4 28 22.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nampula are September, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Nampula? 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 Nampula.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nampula (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 45% 0 15.9
Feb 37% 0 8.5
Mar 30% 0 6.8
Apr 15% 0 2
May 3% 0 0.7
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 5% 0 1.1
Aug 3% 0 0.8
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 3% 0 0.7
Nov 8% 0 1.8
Dec 26% 0 5.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 45 0 40.4
Feb 37 0 21.6
Mar 30 0 17.3
Apr 15 0 5.1
May 3 0 1.8
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 5 0 2.8
Aug 3 0 2
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 3 0 1.8
Nov 8 0 4.6
Dec 26 0 14.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Nampula has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is October (45.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (70.6%).

Wind in Nampula is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.1 MPH or 13.1 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 early November where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.7 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 11.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 11.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.9 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.3%
Feb 69.8%
Mar 70.6%
Apr 68.2%
May 63.2%
Jun 62.1%
Jul 61.3%
Aug 55%
Sep 48%
Oct 45.9%
Nov 47.6%
Dec 57.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nampula?

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 Nampula, 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 Nampula 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 Nampula Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 9 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 busiest season for tourism in Nampula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 95°F (35°C) and 86.3°F (30.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Nampula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.4°F (34.7°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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