Seasons and Weather
Located in southern Africa, Mozambique experiences a similar weather pattern to its neighboring countries. January to March sees the wet season, with high temperatures and humidity. Fortunately, rainfall tends to occur in brief but powerful downpours before the sun returns. The rain arrives on southeast trade winds, however as Mozambique lies in the rain shadow of Madagascar, the total annual rainfall is relatively low. During the months of January and February there is also the possibility of cyclones in southern Mozambique, therefore it advisable to avoid the Bazaruto Archipelago during this time.
From April to December, Mozambique experiences its dry season and slightly cooler temperatures. By far the best time to visit, this season brings clear skies and sun-drenched sands to the country’s stunning coastline. These months aren’t only great for beach lovers, but also for wildlife enthusiasts. During August and September, the bush thins out and wildlife is much more easily seen concentrated around rivers and waterholes. Humpback and Southern Right whales can also be spotted as they have migrated from Antarctica to Mozambique’s warmer waters.
Despite its two seasons, Mozambique boasts a warm tropical climate and temperatures vary relatively little over the year. Rarely dipping below the high 20s, its easy to see why Mozambique is one of the top beach destinations in Africa.
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