Mozambique is mostly hot and humid compared to South Africa. Summer months are very hot, with lots of rainfall, especially from November to March. Winters are pleasantly warm, with cool evenings.

Average temperatures fluctuate between 24 and 34 degrees Centegrade.

The warm Mozambique current flows southwards from India up north, down between Madagascar and Mozambique. This current is an important determining factor on the climate of the country. Sometimes it carries tropical cyclones from the Indian Ocean, but most of these pass east of Madagascar, with no effect on Mozambique.