Mozambique Weather

Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania

Geographic coordinates:
18 15 S, 35 00 E
Map references:

total: 799,380 sq km
land: 786,380 sq km
water: 13,000 sq km
country comparison to the world: 35
Area - comparative:
slightly less than twice the size of California

Land boundaries:
total: 4,783 km
border countries (6): Malawi 1,498 km, South Africa 496 km, Swaziland 108 km, Tanzania 840 km, Zambia 439 km, Zimbabwe 1,402 km

2,470 km
Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

tropical to subtropical
mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center,

high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Monte Binga 2,436 m
Natural resources:
coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum,


Land use:
agricultural land: 56.3%
arable land 6.4%; permanent crops 0.3%;

permanent pasture 49.6%
forest: 43.7%
other: 0% (2011 est.)

Health & Vaccinations

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Vaccines and Medicines

Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.

All travelers

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

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Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

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Hepatitis A

CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Mozambique, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

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You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria. See more detailed information about malaria in Mozambique.

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You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Mozambique. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Some travelers

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

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Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

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Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Mozambique, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
People who are taking long trips or moving to Mozambique
Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

Yellow Fever

There is no risk of yellow fever in Mozambique. The government of Mozambique requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Mozambique. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

Country & Health / Vaccination Information


                                            ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  YEARS  # CITIES
Average Temperature (F)  74.7         79    78.8   78.1   75.9   72.3  68.6  68.1  69.9  73.3  76.4   78.3    78.9     49               41
Average High Temp (F)     84.8       87.6  87.2   86.6  85.2   82.7  79.5  78.8  80.9  84.4  87.6  88.7    88.2     20               25
Average Low Temp(F)       66.7        71.1    71.3    70.7  68.4   64.3  60.4 59.8  60.9 64.1   67.7   70.1    71.1       20               25
Average Precipitation (in)38.2         7.9    7.5     6.1     2.8       1.3    0.9    0.7    0.6   0.61    2.7     6.2    5.9

* Years is the average number of years used  to compute the average. # Cities is the total number of locations used to compute the average.