Northern Malawi, Malawi: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Northern Malawi, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Northern Malawi, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Northern Malawi, Malawi

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Malawi, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Northern Malawi, Malawi by month

January

In January, Northern Malawi is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Northern Malawi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

February in Northern Malawi is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants

March

In March, Northern Malawi is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Northern Malawi, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

April

Traveling to Northern Malawi in April, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella

May

If you go to Northern Malawi in May, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

June

June here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

July

If you go to Northern Malawi in July, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

If you are traveling to Northern Malawi in August, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

September

If you visit Northern Malawi during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you vacation in Northern Malawi during October, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

November

Traveling to Northern Malawi in November, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

December

If you are traveling to Northern Malawi in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Northern Malawi, Malawi

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Malawi, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Northern Malawi

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