Malawi lies within an inter-tropical zone. The country experiences three seasons; cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to mid November and hot and wet from November to April.

Malawi has a subtropical climate, being relatively dry and strongly seasonal. There are three main stations:

November to April

Hot and humid season. 95% of the annual rains happen in this season. The average annual rainfall ranges from 725mm to 2500mm. Extreme conditions also occur during this season and may include periods of drought (such as occurred in 1991/92) and floods (as in 1988/89). Floods generally occur in lower areas such as the Shire River Valley, Salima and Karonga.

May to August 

A cool, dry winter with mild temperatures ranging between 17 and 27 degrees Celsius, and reaching between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius. Frosts may occur in isolated areas in the months of June and July.

September to October

Hot and dry season with average temperatures ranging between 25 and 37 degrees Celsius.

Air humidity is 50% in the driest months (September and October) and 87% in the wetter months (January and February).

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