Average Weather in Cuamba Mozambique
In Cuamba, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is warm and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55°F to 95°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 101°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Cuamba for hot-weather activities is from early September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 2.1 months, from September 24 to November 28, with an average daily high temperature above 92°F. The hottest day of the year is October 31, with an average high of 95°F and low of 69°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 6 to August 5, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is July 12, with an average low of 55°F and high of 78°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Cuamba, 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 Cuamba begins around April 2 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around November 18. On July 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 18 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around April 2. On January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% 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 Cuamba varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from November 26 to March 25, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 82% on January 20.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from March 25 to November 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 14.
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 82% on January 20.
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. Cuamba experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 14 to May 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 17, with an average total accumulation of 11.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 2 to October 14. The least rain falls around June 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Cuamba varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:53 AM on November 22, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 6 minutes later at 6:00 AM on July 9. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on June 1, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 0 minutes later at 6:10 PM on January 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Cuamba during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Cuamba experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 14 to May 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 26, with muggy conditions 96% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 31, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Cuamba experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from August 4 to November 29, with average wind speeds of more than 7.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from November 29 to August 4. The calmest day of the year is February 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cuamba varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from January 1 to February 5, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 22. The wind is most often from the south for 5.8 months, from February 5 to July 29, with a peak percentage of 63% on May 10. The wind is most often from the east for 5.1 months, from July 29 to January 1, with a peak percentage of 69% on September 21.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cuamba 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 Cuamba for general outdoor tourist activities is from late April to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Cuamba for hot-weather activities is from early September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
Temperatures in Cuamba 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from September 17 to November 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 22, 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 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 25, with an average of 5.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cuamba are -14.803 deg latitude, 36.537 deg longitude, and 1,906 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cuamba contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,891 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,320 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,394 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cuamba is covered by cropland (55%) and grassland (38%), within 10 miles by cropland (45%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cuamba, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Cuamba 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 Cuamba, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .