Weather & Climate – Malawi
Climate Chart Blantyre – 780-1,612m / 2,559-5,289ft
Malawi is situated in the tropics and receives good rainfall. It has a Dry season from May to the end of October, and a Wet season from November to April. In the Wet season, many roads deteriorate and a 4x4 is essential. In October, at the end of the Dry season, temperatures rise and relief comes only when the rains start.
Blantyre’s Climate Compared to Malawi’s Parks
Blantyre’s warm climate is representative of the climate found in the rest of Malawi, except the high-altitude areas and parks, including Nyika NP. This mountain area has a more temperate climate. Temperatures increase by about 6°C for every 1,000m you descend (or 3.5°F per 1,000ft).
Dry Season – May to October – Winter
There is little to no rainfall during the entire dry season and humidity is very low. Animals will congregate around waterholes and other permanent water sources.