The best times to visit Vilanculos for ideal weather are

May 21st 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 Vilanculos Travel Info

Weather in Vilanculos


Average temperatures in Vilanculos vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Vilanculos, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 88.1°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.5°F (23.6°C) at night.

Vilanculos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Vilanculos 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.

Vilanculos Perceived Temperature (F)


Vilanculos Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Vilanculos 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 87.3 82.6 74.7
Feb 87.4 82.2 73.3
Mar 85.6 80.2 71.2
Apr 81.8 76.1 65.2
May 80.5 74.3 63.1
Jun 77.7 71.1 59.5
Jul 75.8 69.4 57.4
Aug 76.7 70.6 59.3
Sep 79.1 74 64.9
Oct 81.2 76.5 67.6
Nov 82.7 78.3 70.6
Dec 84.3 80.3 72.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.7 28.1 23.7
Feb 30.8 27.9 22.9
Mar 29.8 26.8 21.8
Apr 27.7 24.5 18.4
May 26.9 23.5 17.3
Jun 25.4 21.7 15.3
Jul 24.3 20.8 14.1
Aug 24.8 21.4 15.2
Sep 26.2 23.3 18.3
Oct 27.3 24.7 19.8
Nov 28.2 25.7 21.4
Dec 29.1 26.8 22.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vilanculos are July, September, and then October. 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 April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Vilanculos? 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 Vilanculos.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 3.2
Feb 19% 0 5.2
Mar 18% 0 3
Apr 14% 0 3
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 3% 0 0.5
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 4% 0 0.8
Sep 3% 0 0.3
Oct 3% 0 0.4
Nov 8% 0 1.4
Dec 19% 0 5.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 8.1
Feb 19 0 13.2
Mar 18 0 7.6
Apr 14 0 7.6
May 4 0 1
Jun 3 0 1.3
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 4 0 2
Sep 3 0 0.8
Oct 3 0 1
Nov 8 0 3.6
Dec 19 0 13


Humidity and Wind

Vilanculos has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (65.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (69.5%).

Wind in Vilanculos is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and October. January’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 14.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 10.2 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.8 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Apr 8.2 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
Jul 7.5 Gentle breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 8 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 9.1 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 9.4 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Nov 9.9 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.8 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.4%
Feb 67.9%
Mar 69.5%
Apr 65.9%
May 66.7%
Jun 66.6%
Jul 66.5%
Aug 65.6%
Sep 68.1%
Oct 65.7%
Nov 66.6%
Dec 69.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Vilanculos?

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 Vilanculos, 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 Vilanculos 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

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



Overall Vilanculos Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 79.1°F (26.2°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 about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Vilanculos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84°F (28.9°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Vilanculos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 83.3°F (28.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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