Climate and Average Weather Year Round 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.
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.
Climate in Manhiça
Average Temperature in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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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 in Manhiça
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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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
The length of the day in Manhiça varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Manhiça
The earliest sunrise is at 4:49 AM on November 30, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 6:35 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:05 PM on June 7, 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 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Manhiça
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
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.
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 in Manhiça
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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 in Manhiça
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 in Manhiça
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Manhiça are -25.402 deg latitude, 32.807 deg longitude, and 135 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%).
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%.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.
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.