Mozambique in December

December

It’s the second month of green season and the rains have set in, but birding is superb – and diving and snorkelling are particularly good this month, with chances to view some exotic marine species.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 32°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 20°C
  • Average rainfall = 70 mm
  • Average sunshine = 13.5 hours

WHAT’S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE IN MOZAMBIQUE IN DECEMBER?

  • Days and nights are hot and humid, featuring a few thunderstorms
  • It’s the second month of green season, and the rains have set in
  • Temperatures can soar above 30 degrees during the day
  • It’s hot enough for light layers
  • Clear days do happen this month.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING MOZAMBIQUE IN DECEMBER?

  • Outside the Christmas season, there’s generally good availability of accommodation
  • The country is cloaked in beautiful fresh foliage
  • Along Mozambique’s coastline, turtles waddle ashore to nest
  • It’s a great time for diving, as particularly exotic marine species may be viewed – for example, whale sharks and manta rays
  • Both diving and snorkelling provide opportunities to see a treasure trove of dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and rainbow fish
  • December is brilliant for birding
  • Lush landscapes under thundery skies forms a dramatic subject for photography.

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • A lot of properties book up quickly for Christmas, so if you plan to travel during the festive season it’s a good idea to sort out your accommodation well in advance
  • High temperatures can be a bit much
  • High humidity can feel oppressive.