Malawi in November

November

Hot, hot, hot! Malawi’s temperatures soar during this transitional month, which sees the return of the rains.

  • DAY TIME MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE = 31°C
  • NIGHT TIME MINIMUM TEMPERATURE = 22°C
  • AVERAGE RAINFALL = 115mm
  • AVERAGE SUNSHINE = 10 hours

WHAT’S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE IN MALAWI IN NOVEMBER?

  • Both days and nights are hot, and humid too
  • November is between seasons – sometimes dry, sometimes rainy
  • It’s the hottest month in Malawi
  • We recommend packing plenty of layers and rainwear
  • This is Malawi’s most unpredictable month weather wise.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING MALAWI IN NOVEMBER?

  • Most lake lodges are open
  • It isn’t peak season, so it’s less expensive than June, July, and August
  • The majority of lodges continue to offer a good range of activities such as diving, snorkelling, and kayaking
  • November is a transition month in Zambia too, so if you combine your lake break with time on safari you’ll likely see both dry and wet days – and look out for migrating blue wildebeest in Zambia, amidst gorgeous greenery once the rains begin.

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • This month can feel too hot for some travellers
  • It can get very humid too
  • Once the rains resume, the mosquitoes return
  • Rainy conditions don’t make for the best sunbathing
  • Many of the more remote bushcamps in Zambia close at the start of the month.