The best time to visit Malawi is May-September
The warmest month of the year in Lilongwe, one of the most popular travel destinations in Malawi, is October, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 31℃ (87℉). Temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) on the hottest days in summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 10℃ (51℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Malawi depending on the geography.
If you’re keen to see the sights of Malawi during the day, the sun stays up the longest around December. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Malawi in January. Head there in August instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Malawi. We’ll show you climate data for loads of the top destinations, and much more. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools to help you book your travel!
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Malawi is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||December to February|
|Autumn/fall||March to May|
|Winter||June to August|
|Spring||September to November|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Malawi
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Malawi: