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.
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vilanculos (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.