Weather & Climate – Mozambique
Climate Chart Inhambane – 8m / 26ft
The climate in most of Mozambique is tropical and warm with a dry, cooler season from May until October and a wet, hot season from November until April. The Dry season corresponds with winter and the Wet season with summer (at the opposite time of winter and summer in Europe and North America). The dry and relatively cool winter months between May and October offer the most comfortable and easy travel conditions.
Inhambane’s Climate Compared to Mozambique’s Parks
Inhambane is a coastal town located in the south of Mozambique. Its warm sub-tropical climate is representative of most of the parks in the country. Like Inhambane, the coastal parks have some rain throughout the year, although much more in the Wet season, from November to April. Parks in the interior, such as Niassa and Limpopo, tend to be totally dry during the Dry season, from May to October. It is hotter and more humid on the north coast of the country than in the south. Rainfall in Gorongosa NP is higher than in Inhambane.
Dry Season –May to October – Winter
There is little rainfall during the entire Dry season and humidity is low. Wildlife will congregate around waterholes and other permanent water sources.
Dry Season Photos
Wet Season –November to April – Summer
Travel conditions are harder at this time of the year with torrential rains. A 4x4 is a must as road conditions can deteriorate dramatically.