Climate and Average Weather in Mozambique

Mozambique has a a variety of warm subtropical climates and tropical climates. In summer, from October to April, average temperatures in almost all of Mozambique are around thirty degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) or even slightly higher. In winter months the temperature drops to 23 to 29 degrees Celsius (73 - 84°F) during the day, at night it drops to 12 to 20 degrees (53-68°F.) On the high plains it is a few degrees cooler.

Mozambique has a rainy season, which coincides with the local summer, and a dry season, which coincides with the local winter. The rainy season starts in October and lasts until March. Starting April the chances of precipitation decrease rapidly. In most places it hardly rains in winter. Mozambique sometimes experiences hurricanes. However it is lucky that Madagascar acts as a kind of buffer that absorbs most tropical depressions before they can reach the country. However, in the period from late October to mid-March, you might experience heavy showers and storms with hurricane force.

June to October is the dry and cooler season. With often perfect tropical weather this provides the most comfortable period for travel: clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. If you go on safari during the local winter, you have a better chance of spotting wildlife. The shelter from to the greenery decreases and the drought forces the animals to go to places where there is still water. Also the unpaved roads are more accessible, during summer these can turn into mud which you can barely get through.

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1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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