Before arranging your vacation to Mozambique and preparing for the holiday of a lifetime, take a look at our Mozambique weather page for information on the current weather conditions in Mozambique, a detailed 6-day weather forecast in the capital of Maputo and information about the best time to travel to Mozambique.
Mozambique, located along the east coast of Africa near the Tropic of Capricorn, experiences a warm, tropical climate. The average temperature in Mozambique hovers around 28 °C. With the country bound by the Indian Ocean on the east, the weather along the coastal regions remains sunny and balmy even during winter.
The summer season, from October to April when, is very hot and sultry. Winter in Mozambique begins in April and extends through September. The temperatures tend to be cooler and the air dry; winter offers the ideal climate for travel to Mozambique.
The north-eastern coastal regions of Mozambique are hotter and more humid than the rest of the country. The high-altitude regions in the Nampula and Niassa provinces remain the coolest during the year, as do the inland regions, where the night chill offsets the heat of the day.
The northern part of the country, beyond the Zambezi River, experiences its monsoon season from early September to late April, with the region clocking twice as much rainfall as the dry southern regions. The rains hit the south from October to March; however, this region has often experienced long, dry spells with harsh drought conditions.