Malawi weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Malawi

The best time to visit in Malawi is from March until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Malawi is 30°C in October and the lowest is 23°C in July.

Malawi has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Malawi or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Malawi by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 26 25 25 24 23 26 29 30 30 28
Precipitation (mm) 176 161 118 29 10 1 2 1 1 9 49 117
Climate data from city: Lilongwe

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14 day weather forecast Malawi

The weather for in Malawi will be 34° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Malawi is based on the weather conditions in the city of Lilongwe.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
23°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
22°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 3
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
27°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
23°
0.4 mm 10% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 18 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
20°
9.9 mm 75% 3 m/s 3
Sunday 19 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
21°
6.0 mm 65% 2 m/s 3

Climate Malawi

Malawi has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. 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 table of Malawi

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
Climate data from city: Lilongwe

Malawi weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Malawi? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Malawi?

Malawi lies in a straight line about 2,802 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Lilongwe).

How long is the flight to Malawi?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Malawi is approximately 4 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Malawi?

These are the largest airports in Malawi:

  • Lilongwe International Airport – Lilongwe
  • Chileka International Airport – Blantyre
  • Mzuzu Airport – Mzuzu

How many inhabitants are there in Malawi?

Malawi has approximately 17,373,185 inhabitants.

How big is Malawi?

The area of Malawi is around 118,480 km². It is 10x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Malawi?

The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe.

What is the currency of Malawi?

In Malawi the Malawian kwacha (MWK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Malawian kwacha = 49.31 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.020 Malawian kwacha
  • 10 Malawian kwacha = 493.07 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.20 Malawian kwacha
  • 100 Malawian kwacha = 4,930.65 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2.03 Malawian kwacha

What is the area code of Malawi?

The area code to call Malawi is +265.