Malawi : Climate information

In Malawi the climate varies from cool in the highlands to warm around Lake Malawi. The rainy season is from December to March but if you want to see the orchids in full bloom on the Nyika Plateau this is the time to come. After the rains in April and May the whole country is lush and green and as the months progress through to August the country becomes drier with little chance of rain and the temperatures are comfortable for travelling. September to November is the hottest time of year and the best time for game viewing as water sources dry up and game congregates around permanent water. Temperatures are always warm around the lake but on the Zomba and Nyika plateaus it can be cold all year round.

These weather charts are to be used as a guide only. Weather patterns around the world have become unpredictable in the past few years so we cannot guarantee the weather following its usual seasonal patterns.

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