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Mzuzu Climate & Temperature

  • Mzuzu, Malawi is at 11°27'S, 34°0'E, 1253 m (4111 ft). See map.
  • Mzuzu has a humid subtropical mild summer climate that is mild with dry winters, mild rainy summers and moderate seasonality. This climate is usually found in the highlands of some tropical countries. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Mzuzu is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 17.7 degrees Celsius (63.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.4 °C (13.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Mzuzu Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 20.9°C (69.6°F) on average falling to 7°C (44.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 26.5°C (79.7°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 11.5°C (52.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25.7°C (78.3°F) and average low temperatures are 16.2°C (61.1°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.5°C (74.2°F) during the day and lows of 14.2°C (57.5°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1288.6 mm (50.7 inches) which is equivalent to 1288.6 Litres/m² (31.61 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Mzuzu you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Hilo, (Big Island), Hawaii, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Mzuzu Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (69) 22 (71) 25 (77) 27 (81) 27 (81) 26 (79) 26 (78) 26 (78) 25 (77) 24 (74) 22 (72) 20 (69) 24 (75)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (56) 14 (57) 17 (62) 19 (67) 21 (69) 20 (68) 20 (68) 20 (68) 20 (67) 19 (66) 16 (62) 14 (57) 18 (64)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (44) 7 (44) 9 (48) 12 (53) 14 (58) 16 (61) 16 (61) 17 (62) 16 (61) 15 (59) 12 (53) 8 (46) 12 (54)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 30 (1) 12 (0) 10 (0) 35 (1) 96 (4) 197 (8) 203 (8) 180 (7) 224 (9) 213 (8) 59 (2) 30 (1) 1289 (51)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 31' 11h 44' 12h 03' 12h 22' 12h 38' 12h 46' 12h 42' 12h 29' 12h 11' 11h 51' 11h 35' 11h 27' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 58.1 66.5 77.8 86.2 80.9 78 81.2 86.5 78.1 66.7 58.3 55.1 72.7

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