Weather in Mozambique – When to Go, Best Time to Visit

Mozambique has a humid tropical climate, influenced by the Indian Ocean monsoons and the warm currents from the Mozambique Channel.

There are only two distinct seasons – the rainy season and the dry season. However, in high altitudes the weather is essentially that of temperate regions, which means more like those regions that have four seasons.

Mozambican Seasons

The rainy season runs from mid-October to April with heavy rainfall, especially in high-altitude regions and in the north of Mozambique. Humidity levels are uncomfortably high, above 70 or 80 percent. Average temperatures range from 24ºC (75ºF) in the southern coast to 28ºC (82ºF) in the north of Mozambique.

The dry season, influenced by the southwest monsoon, runs from May to September. Average daytime highs are 25 – 27ºC (77 – 81ºF), and lows are around 15ºC (about 59ºF).

Temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year, with the hottest months being January and February, which happen to be also the rainiest months in Mozambique.

Temperature and rainfall chart – Maputo, Mozambique

When to Go

Based on temperature and rainfall, the best time to visit Mozambique is during the dry season, that is, between May and September, when the weather is relatively cool and pleasant.

The rainy season may produce flooding, especially in the north of the country, so it may not be a good idea to travel to this region from October to April.