Average Weather in Macia Mozambique
In Macia, the wet season is hot, muggy, and partly cloudy and the dry season is warm and clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 57°F to 90°F and is rarely below 52°F or above 100°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Macia for hot-weather activities are from mid February to mid May and from early September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 5.1 months, from October 18 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is January 1, with an average high of 90°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from May 30 to August 7, with an average daily high temperature below 80°F. The coldest day of the year is July 19, with an average low of 57°F and high of 78°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Macia, 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 Macia begins around March 7 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around October 17. On July 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 93% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around March 7. 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Macia varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from October 29 to April 6, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on January 22.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 6 to October 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% 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 46% on January 22.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Macia experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 16 to July 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 5.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.0 months, from July 17 to August 16. The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Macia varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:49 AM on November 30, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 6:33 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:05 PM on June 8, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 6:42 PM on January 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Macia during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Macia experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 20 to May 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 22% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 7, with muggy conditions 89% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 17, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Macia experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from August 12 to December 7, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from December 7 to August 12. The calmest day of the year is April 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Macia varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.1 months, from January 5 to June 7 and for 2.9 weeks, from June 27 to July 17, with a peak percentage of 53% on February 23. The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 weeks, from June 7 to June 27 and for 2.3 months, from July 17 to September 27, with a peak percentage of 39% on August 25. The wind is most often from the east for 3.3 months, from September 27 to January 5, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Macia 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 January 1 to April 13, with an average temperature above 79°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 16, with an average temperature of 81°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.8 months, from June 22 to October 14, with an average temperature below 74°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 72°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Macia 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 Macia for general outdoor tourist activities is from late April to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of June.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Macia for hot-weather activities are from mid February to mid May and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the second week of April.
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.
Temperatures in Macia 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
Growing Degree Days
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 4.1 months, from October 29 to March 1, 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 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 10 to August 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Macia are -25.027 deg latitude, 33.099 deg longitude, and 266 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Macia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 305 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 240 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (476 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (988 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Macia is covered by cropland (87%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and shrubs (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (27%) and water (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Macia, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Macia is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Macia, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .