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

Where and when to go based on the weather?

North of Malawi
Mzuzu, Nkhata Bay, Nyika National Park...

June, July, August, September and October
70°F to 88°F°C
0 to 2 days
April, May and November
72°F to 88°F°C
0 to 12 days
March and December
76°F to 85°F°C
15 to 21 days
January and February
77°F to 83°F°C
17 to 27 days

South of Malawi
Lilongwe, Malawi lake, Zomba...

May, June, July, August, September and October
74°F to 92°F°C
0 to 3 days
April and November
77°F to 92°F°C
4 to 9 days
February, March and December
81°F to 88°F°C
12 to 21 days
81°F to 85°F°C
20 to 24 days

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Malawi for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Malawi by cities

Chargement en cours
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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 and May. The number of visitors to Malawi is high in: June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Malawi: January and February.
  • Low season in Malawi: March, April and May.
  • High season in Malawi: June, July and December.
  • Peak season in Malawi: August, September, 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 ($ 850 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 516 more for your airline ticket to Lilongwe if you go in august.

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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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