When is the best time to go to Malawi?

When is the best time to go to Malawi? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Malawi, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Lilongwe are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Lilongwe are September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and February
  • Zomba is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year

Annual weather in Malawi

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Malawi for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F to 85°F
20 to 27 days*
February 68°F to 83°F
16 to 23 days*
March 68°F to 83°F
12 to 21 days*
April 67°F to 81°F
4 to 12 days*
May 65°F to 79°F
0 to 5 days*
June 61°F to 77°F
0 to 2 days*
July 61°F to 77°F
0 to 1 days*
August 65°F to 83°F
0 days
September 68°F to 88°F
0 to 1 days*
October 72°F to 92°F
1 to 3 days*
November 74°F to 92°F
3 to 9 days*
December 72°F to 88°F
15 to 20 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Malawi by cities

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The best months to go to Lilongwe are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Malawi lake

Malawi lake

The best months to go to Malawi lake are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.



The best months to go to Blantyre are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Temperatures and rainfall in Malawi

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Malawi and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Lilongwe, Malawi lake, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Nkhata Bay.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Malawi

Find out when Malawi has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Malawi

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May and June. The number of visitors to Malawi is high in: July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Malawi: January and February.
  • Low season in Malawi: March, April, May and June.
  • High season in Malawi: July, August, September and December.
  • Peek season in Malawi: October and November.

Figure: Visitor index for Malawi month by month

Average price for flights to Malawi

A return flight between London and Lilongwe is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 835 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 484 more for your airline ticket to Lilongwe if you go in august.

Find the best price for your flight

Where to go in Malawi?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Malawi lake83°F81°F81°F81°F79°F77°F76°F79°F83°F85°F86°F85°F
Nkhata Bay81°F81°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F77°F81°F85°F85°F83°F
Nyika National Park77°F77°F77°F77°F76°F74°F74°F79°F85°F88°F88°F83°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Malawi

What can I do in Malawi?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Malawi reliable?

Climate data for Malawi has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Malawi allows us to determine the average for each month in Lilongwe, Malawi lake, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Nyika National Park and Zomba.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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