Average Weather in Chimoio Mozambique
In Chimoio, the wet season is muggy and partly cloudy, the dry season is clear, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55°F to 85°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Chimoio for hot-weather activities is from early September to mid November.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from September 21 to January 24, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is November 11, with an average high of 85°F and low of 66°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from May 26 to August 4, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is July 11, with an average low of 55°F and high of 72°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 Chimoio, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Chimoio begins around March 23 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around November 13. On August 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 95% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 5% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 13 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around March 23. On January 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Chimoio varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from November 11 to April 1, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 59% on January 30.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from April 1 to November 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on August 16.
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 59% on January 30.
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. Chimoio experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from September 10 to July 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 8.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from July 7 to September 10. The least rain falls around August 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Chimoio varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is June 20, with 10 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:58 AM on November 25, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 21 minutes later at 6:20 AM on July 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on June 4, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 6:30 PM on January 18.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Chimoio during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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.
Chimoio experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 14 to April 26, 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 9, with muggy conditions 89% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Chimoio experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from August 21 to November 25, with average wind speeds of more than 7.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from November 25 to August 21. The calmest day of the year is May 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Chimoio varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.6 months, from January 13 to August 1, with a peak percentage of 54% on April 16. The wind is most often from the east for 5.4 months, from August 1 to January 13, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Chimoio 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 Chimoio for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid April to early October, with a peak score in the third week of August.
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 Chimoio for hot-weather activities is from early September to mid November, with a peak score in the last week of September.
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 Chimoio 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 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
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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from September 23 to February 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 29, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from May 18 to July 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 4.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chimoio are -19.116 deg latitude, 33.483 deg longitude, and 2,254 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Chimoio contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 502 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,285 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,266 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,333 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Chimoio is covered by grassland (55%) and cropland (45%), within 10 miles by grassland (82%) and cropland (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Chimoio, 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, Chimoio, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Chimoio.
At a distance of 7 kilometers from Chimoio, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Chimoio according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .