Malawi
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Malawi

The best time to visit 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 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 Malawi weather 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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Malawi weather

The Malawi weather for will be 26° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Malawi 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Sunday
22 may
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28°C
19°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
S
7
Monday
23 may
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29°C
18°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
SSW
3
Tuesday
24 may
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29°C
19°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
S
8
Wednesday
25 may
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28°C
19°C
0.6 mm
15%
2 Bft
SSE
5
Thursday
26 may
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29°C
19°C
0.1 mm
20%
2 Bft
SSW
8


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.

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 Malawi weather like in a given month? 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 22 May 2022

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

What is the area code of Malawi?

The area code to call Malawi is +265.