When is the best time to go to Nkhata Bay?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Nkhata Bay are May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, September, October, November and December
  • September is the driest month
  • The rainiest months are January, February and March

Annual weather in Nkhata Bay

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Nkhata Bay for a specific month, scroll down below the table and choose a month from the tabs.

January 72°F/81°F
February 72°F/81°F
March 74°F/81°F
April 74°F/79°F
May 72°F/77°F
June 70°F/76°F
July 68°F/74°F
August 72°F/77°F
September 74°F/81°F
October 76°F/85°F
November 76°F/85°F
December 74°F/83°F

Weather detail month by month in Nkhata Bay

Weather and climate in Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Nkhata Bay is 81°F (ranging from 74°F in july to 85°F in november). Annual rainfall is 87.1in, with a minimum of 0.3in in september and a maximum of 19.7in in january.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is passable, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 81°F in average and it rains in march about 16.3in.
  • In the month of april the climate is good. the thermometer goes up to 79°F°C and you can expect to have 8.6in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between may and september the climate is perfect. the thermometer goes up to 81°F°C and, in september, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 74°F and it rains in december about 13.8in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Nkhata Bay

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Nkhata Bay: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Nkhata Bay

Find out when Nkhata Bay 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 Nkhata Bay

  • Very low season in Nkhata Bay
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January.
  • Low season in Nkhata Bay
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April and May.
  • High season in Nkhata Bay
    The number of visitors to Nkhata Bay is high in: June, July, August and December.
  • Peak season in Nkhata Bay
    The largest number of tourists visiting Nkhata Bay is during: September, October and November.

Figure: Visitor index for Nkhata Bay month by month

Best time for low prices in Nkhata Bay

Average prices of hotels in Nkhata Bay month by month

Generally, January is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Nkhata Bay. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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