Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Malawi

We show the climate in Malawi by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places: Lilongwe and Blantyre.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Malawi

Average High and Low Temperature in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F68528674568571NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
Lilongwe 79°F80°F80°F79°F78°F75°F74°F77°F82°F85°F85°F81°F
Blantyre 78°F78°F78°F77°F75°F72°F71°F75°F81°F84°F84°F80°F
Lilongwe 67°F66°F65°F61°F56°F52°F52°F55°F60°F65°F68°F68°F
Blantyre 67°F66°F65°F62°F59°F57°F56°F58°F63°F66°F68°F68°F


Average Hourly Temperature in LilongweJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarm


Average Hourly Temperature in BlantyreJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Malawi

Chance of Clearer Skies in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%911520NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lilongwe 15%22%37%65%81%90%91%89%86%74%51%23%
Blantyre 21%28%45%73%86%91%91%91%88%79%55%27%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Malawi

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%761733NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lilongwe 23.2d18.5d15.5d5.7d1.1d0.2d0.2d0.2d0.4d2.3d9.0d20.0d
Blantyre 21.8d17.7d14.5d5.6d2.3d1.5d1.4d1.0d1.1d3.6d9.7d18.8d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Malawi

Average Monthly Rainfall in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in10.69.70.2NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Lilongwe 10.5″8.4″5.7″1.6″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.5″2.8″8.2″
Blantyre 9.6″8.0″4.7″1.4″0.4″0.3″0.4″0.2″0.2″0.9″3.2″7.0″

Hours of Daylight in Malawi

Hours of Daylight in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr13.011.3NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Lilongwe 12.8h12.5h12.2h11.8h11.5h11.3h11.4h11.7h12.0h12.4h12.8h12.9h
Blantyre 12.9h12.6h12.2h11.7h11.4h11.2h11.3h11.6h12.0h12.5h12.9h13.1h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Malawi

Chance of Muggy Conditions in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%6082NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lilongwe 17.9d15.2d12.8d2.8d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d2.0d11.1d
Blantyre 24.7d21.5d20.0d8.2d0.9d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.1d6.3d19.2d

Average Wind Speed in Malawi

Average Wind Speed in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph12 mph12 mph11.
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Tourism Score in Malawi

Tourism Score in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.94.1NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Malawi

Beach/Pool Score in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Malawi

Growing Season in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Malawi

Growing Degree Days in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FNowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Malawi

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MalawiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.45.35.1NowNowLilongweLilongweBlantyreBlantyre
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Lilongwe and Blantyre year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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