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Best time to visit Maputo, Mozambique

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The best time to visit Maputo is June-October

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Maputo such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, June-October is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Maputo can rise as high as 32℃ (89℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Maputo is around 15℃ (58℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Maputo in January, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in January, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Maputo, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

January

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Maputo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Maputo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Maputo is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Maputo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Maputo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Maputo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Maputo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Maputo in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Maputo in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Maputo in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Maputo in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maputo in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maputo in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maputo in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maputo in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maputo in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Maputo in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maputo in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Maputo in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maputo in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Maputo is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Maputo is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Maputo is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Maputo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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