23 to 30°C
3238 hours
sunshine per day
674 mm
209 days
156 days
0 days

Climate of Malawi

Malawi has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Malawi is 26° degrees and there is about 673 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 187 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 23°C and 30°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 11°C and 19°C
  • Rain: it rains 156 days and there is a total of approximately 674 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3238 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 23°C and 30°C
Warmest month: 30°C in October
Coldest month: 23°C in July
Night temperature: between 11°C and 19°C
Dry days: 209 days
Days with rain: 156 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 674 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3238 hours

Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Malawi.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Malawi.

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Climate table of Malawi

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Malawi. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Malawi might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 26 25 25 24 23 26 29 30 30 28
Night temp. (°C) 18 17 16 14 13 11 11 13 16 18 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 176 161 118 29 10 1 2 1 1 9 49 117
Days with rain 29 26 25 16 8 2 3 1 2 5 13 26
Dry days 2 2 6 14 23 28 28 30 28 26 17 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 8 9 9 7 7 9 10 10 10 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

Best time to visit Malawi

To go to Malawi, the best time to visit is April through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. In Malawi, October is the warmest month with 30°C and the most cold month is 23°C in July.

Climate of Malawi by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Malawi? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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