Mozambique weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Mozambique.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Mozambique. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Mozambique (Maputo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Mozambique weather overview

Mozambique is a large country on the east coast of Africa more or less opposite Madagascar with a 1,200 mile coastline and a tropical climate. There is a single rainy season from November to March but, on the north coast, this lengthens by a few weeks and can bring cyclones. The highlands and south coast bear the brunt of the rains.

Temperatures along the coastal lowlands vary: conditions can be warm and pleasant (thanks to sea breezes) or insufferably hot and sweaty during the rainy season when humidity is intense. On higher ground, days are hot but nights cooler with lower humidity.

What to pack for Mozambique weather

Take light clothing with some warm cover-ups for the highland evenings, together with waterproofs if travelling in the rainy season.

Which is the hottest month in Mozambique?

The hottest time of year in Maputo, Mozambique is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Mozambique?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Maputo, Mozambique with 159mm on average. There are normally 11 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Mozambique?

The sunniest time of year in Maputo, Mozambique is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 79% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Mozambique?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Maputo, Mozambique in February when the water temperature reaches 27°C.

What is the time difference between Mozambique and the UK?

The time difference between Mozambique and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Mozambique?

The main languages spoken in Mozambique are Makhuwa and Portuguese.

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What is the currency in Mozambique?

The currency in Mozambique is the Mozambican Metical (MZN).

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Which plugs are used in Mozambique?

Mozambique uses electrical plug type C + F + M (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Mozambique?

They drive on the left side of the road in Mozambique.

Do you need a visa for Mozambique?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Mozambique.

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Compare Mozambique weather with the USA

Below the Mozambique weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Mozambique (Maputo) and the USA (Washington).

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