Two major factors influence Mozambique’s climate – the warm Indian Ocean current moving south from the equator, and the altitude of the Mozambique Plateau. Temperatures along the coast and in the lower-lying areas of the plains and the Zambezi River valley increase as one goes further north.
The rains are mainly from November to April, and August is the driest month, in most areas. The wettest provinces are Niassa and Cabo Delgado, between December and February. There is some cyclonic activity – generally about January or February, and these generally don’t affect the north of the country.
Mozambique’s has a duel climate – Tropical in the North and Sub Tropical in the South. There are two main seasons, the Hot, rainy season extending from October to March, and the cooler dry season from April to September.
The average summer temperature is between 28 – 33 degrees Celsius (82- 90 F) and the winter averages between 19 – 25 degrees Celsius, The only potential cyclonic month is usually around February where high winds and torrential rains can happen. Mozambique’s weather is influenced by Indian Ocean Monsoons, tropical equatorial air flows, the warm Mozambican current and the increase in elevation to the west of the country.
Venture To Mozambique