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Best time to visit Mozambique

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The best time to visit Mozambique is June-October

If you’re looking to travel to Mozambique for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Mozambique is June-October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the summer months, temperatures in Maputo can climb to a maximum of around 32℃ (89℉) during the day. The average Maputo temperatures in winter reach lows of around 16℃ (61℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 15℃ (58℉). Other areas in Mozambique can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mozambique, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Mozambique usually falls during the months surrounding January each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Mozambique below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

January

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Mozambique seasons

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. Mozambique is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
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 Mozambique

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.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MaputoJune-October
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
28℃
20℃
27℃
18℃
25℃
16℃
24℃
16℃
26℃
17℃
28℃
19℃
28℃
20℃
28℃
21℃
30℃
22℃
Ponta Do OuroAugust-September
29℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
32℃
22℃
33℃
21℃
34℃
21℃
37℃
22℃
37℃
23℃
35℃
23℃
33℃
23℃
31℃
22℃
VilanculosSeptember-October
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
26℃
21℃
25℃
20℃
24℃
19℃
25℃
20℃
26℃
21℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Mozambique is in Africa.
The warmest month of the year in Maputo, one of the most popular places to visit in Mozambique, is February.
The driest month of the year in Maputo, Mozambique, is usually around June each year.

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