When to go to The Quirimbas Archipelago

Best Time To Go To Mozambique; When To Go To The Quirimbas Archipelago

When you are looking to travel to such a place as Sub-Saharan Africa, the chances are you are not hoping to be rained on, especially if you are heading for the beautiful beaches off the coast of Mozambique. For an African beach holiday, it is generally better to travel in the drier months which are, as a rule of thumb, usually in the British Summer Time from the end of June – October. Afterall, no matter how keen on diving or underwater activities you are, it is always nice to be able to relax and soak up the vitamin D when you are not exploring the Indian Ocean.

Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago has a very nice climate and is close to 30 throughout the whole year. Night temperatures are around 10 degrees cooler and generally it is probably one of the most attractive Mozambique options because it is up to the north of the coast, so closer to the equator. Alike with the rest of Southern Africa the rains stop at around the end of May and from then onwards it is dry, sunny and nice until the rains begin again at the end of October. We would suggest travelling in September – this way you avoid the summer holidays, but also get fantastic weather and also peak hours of sunshine. Generally July and August are the most popular times to go, whilst the months just outside this are still very good for marine sightings and for an excellent climate too. Diving is just as excellent outside these peak months too. As you can see there is actually the least chance of rain in September too, and with the most sunshine which in our view is a win-win situation.
NumberNRainyNDays Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Temp Day Time (°C) 313131313029282930313131
Min Temp Night Time (°C) 242323222119191920212324
Hours of Sunshine Hrs 777899891010108
Hours of Daylight Hrs 131312121211111212121313
Number Rainy Days 15141612433212511
Rainfall (mm) 231208229151372018961045148

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