The climate in Mozambique

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 18 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1370m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: The northern part of Mozambique is located in the equatorial tropics, while the southern parts of the country belong geographically to the subtropics.

It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 25 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Tete. The coldest is Niassa.
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Water temperatureWater temperatures in Mozambique
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Mozambique
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Mozambique

Regions in Mozambique

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Cabo Delgado29.8 °C19.9 °C2,957 h66 1,088 l75.0 %
Gaza28.6 °C18.7 °C2,701 h65 865 l
Inhambane28.6 °C19.5 °C2,993 h80 894 l75.0 %
Manica27.3 °C15.3 °C3,103 h70 1,102 l
Maputo28.9 °C17.9 °C3,103 h59 737 l72.0 %
Maputo City28.3 °C18.6 °C2,847 h60 741 l72.0 %
Nampula30.5 °C20.3 °C2,628 h58 1,004 l77.0 %
Niassa26.0 °C14.9 °C2,373 h73 1,007 l
Sofala29.0 °C21.0 °C2,847 h79 1,511 l76.0 %
Tete32.9 °C21.1 °C3,030 h43 777 l59.0 %
Zambézia30.9 °C20.7 °C2,774 h86 1,208 l77.0 %

Temperature records of the last 74 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to January 2023 was reported by the Massangena weather station. In October 2019, the record temperature of 46.7 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 30 weather stations in Mozambique below 1,370 meters altitude, was recorded in 2001 with an average temperature of 23.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.1 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 74 years was reported by the Maputo weather station. Here the temperature dropped to -2.2 °C in May 2007. Maputo lies at an altitude of 44 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1994 with an average temperature of 25.8 °C. In Mozambique, it is usual to have about 0.9 degrees more at 26.7 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in January 2016. With 45.1 mm per day, the Montepuez weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 74 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Beira. The driest region is near Tete.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average.
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