The best times to visit Xai-Xai for ideal weather are
May 7th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Xai-Xai Travel Guide
Other Xai-Xai Travel Info
Weather in Xai-Xai
Average temperatures in Xai-Xai vary somewhat. 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 somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Xai-Xai, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 88.9°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.1°F (23.4°C) at night.
Xai-Xai Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Xai-Xai 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.
Xai-Xai Perceived Temperature (F)
Xai-Xai Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Xai-Xai 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 Xai-Xai are September, August, 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 mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.
When can you find snow in Xai-Xai? 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 Xai-Xai.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Xai-Xai (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
Xai-Xai has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (62.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (73.1%).
Wind in Xai-Xai is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 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 late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 12.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Xai-Xai.
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||4.5||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.3||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.6||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.9||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.8||Light breeze||11.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Xai-Xai?
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 Xai-Xai, 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 Xai-Xai 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 Xai-Xai Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 77.9°F (25.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Xai-Xai, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 81.5°F (27.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Xai-Xai to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.