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Average Weather in Manhiça Mozambique

In Manhiça, the wet season is muggy and mostly clear, the dry season is windy and clear, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 84°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 91°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Manhiça for hot-weather activities is from early February to late May.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from December 9 to April 1, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is January 19, with an average high of 84°F and low of 74°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from June 4 to August 17, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The coldest day of the year is July 19, with an average low of 61°F and high of 74°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in ManhiçaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoolcomfortablewarmwarmwarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Wé, New Caledonia (8,021 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Manhiça (view comparison).

Clouds

In Manhiça, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Manhiça begins around March 6 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around October 15. On July 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 15 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around March 6. On December 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in ManhiçaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2594%Jul 2594%Dec 259%Dec 259%Mar 676%Mar 676%Oct 1577%Oct 1577%clearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Manhiça varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from October 26 to April 4, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on January 9.

The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 4 to October 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on July 19.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 45% on January 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ManhiçawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 945%Jan 945%Jul 195%Jul 195%Jan 142%Jan 142%Oct 2625%Oct 2625%Apr 425%Apr 425%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Manhiça experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 18 to July 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 22, with an average total accumulation of 5.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.4 months, from July 5 to August 18. The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in ManhiçarainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 in14 inJan 225.5 inJan 225.5 inAug 10.4 inAug 10.4 inJul 50.5 inJul 50.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Manhiça varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:49 AM on December 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 6:35 AM on July 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:05 PM on June 8, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 6:44 PM on January 12.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Manhiça during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ManhiçaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 14:49 AMDec 14:49 AM6:44 PMJan 126:44 PMJan 12Jun 85:05 PMJun 85:05 PM6:35 AMJul 46:35 AMJul 4daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Manhiça experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 6 to May 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 14, with muggy conditions 94% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 18, with muggy conditions 2% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in ManhiçamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 182%Jul 182%94%Feb 1494%Feb 14Oct 625%Oct 625%May 1825%May 1825%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Manhiça experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from August 12 to December 9, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from December 9 to August 12. The calmest day of the year is May 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Manhiça varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 6.0 days, from February 25 to March 3; for 1.7 months, from April 7 to May 28; and for 2.7 weeks, from June 27 to July 16, with a peak percentage of 44% on February 27. The wind is most often from the east for 1.1 months, from March 3 to April 7 and for 5.0 months, from September 24 to February 25, with a peak percentage of 43% on March 5. The wind is most often from the north for 4.3 weeks, from May 28 to June 27 and for 2.3 months, from July 16 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 39% on August 15.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ManhiçaEESNSNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastnorthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Manhiça is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 29 to April 11, with an average temperature above 79°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 81°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from June 19 to October 8, with an average temperature below 73°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 71°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Manhiça throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Manhiça for general outdoor tourist activities is from late April to early October, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Manhiçabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468109.29.25.75.79.29.2 precipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Manhiça for hot-weather activities is from early February to late May, with a peak score in the last week of April.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Manhiçabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.18.15.65.67.17.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

Temperatures in Manhiça are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in ManhiçaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in ManhiçaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°FJul 690°FJul 690°FAug 20900°FAug 20900°FOct 21,800°FOct 21,800°FJun 308,518°FJun 308,518°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 30 to February 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 1, with an average of 7.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 9 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 3.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ManhiçabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJan 17.5 kWhJan 17.5 kWhJun 233.8 kWhJun 233.8 kWhOct 306.8 kWhOct 306.8 kWhFeb 286.8 kWhFeb 286.8 kWhMay 94.5 kWhMay 94.5 kWhAug 74.5 kWhAug 74.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Manhiça are -25.402 deg latitude, 32.807 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Manhiça contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 70 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (325 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,417 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Manhiça is covered by cropland (53%), grassland (27%), and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and shrubs (30%), and within 50 miles by water (39%) and shrubs (22%).

Data Sources

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

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Manhiça.

At a distance of 171 kilometers from Manhiça, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Manhiça to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 30%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 70%.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.