Malawi has three seasons: May to August, cool and dry September to mid-November, hot and dry. Mid-November to April, hot and humid.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min Temp
15 15 15 10 5 0 0 5 10 10 15 15
Max Temp
30 30 30 30 25 23 23 25 30 30 30 30

Best time to go


Malawi is a year round destination but some activities are better at different times of the year. The heaviest rain falls generally between February and March and windy season on the lake tends to be around June / July.

The lake is calmest and best for snorkeling and diving between November and March which is also the hottest time of year. May - July can be quite cool and very cold indeed in the highlands.