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What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

The climate is hands down the best thing about Malawi. Highs between 65 and 85 year round, lows ranging from 40-65 F. The sun shines every day. Even rainy season wasn't that bad. It would pour for an hour and then the sun would come out. - Jul 21, 2017
The weather is beautiful. September-December is hot and dry. Temperatures can reach to the mid to low 90's F and hotter down at the lake. (Lilongwe and Blantyre are at a higher elevation and are slightly cooler than the lake.)

December-March/April is rainy season which is warm or hot and humid. In the last few years, the rains have been late and inadequate. We are currently having a severe water shortage and worry about floods if intense rains come.

May-August is cold season where temps are in the low 80s F during the day and can drop to the high 40s F at night, and even colder if in the mountains. Bring rain coat, fleece jacket and hat and your bathing suit! - Oct 16, 2016

It seems like there are three main seasons: rainy season from the end of November to March when it rains a bit most days but dries up (often heavy rains), the cooler season from May to August when the days are sunny and cooler and the nights get very cold, and the hot dry season from August to November when it gets hotter and drier. - Aug 2, 2015
Perfect. Better than where I grew up in San Diego. Now--how often do you hear that? - Sep 17, 2013
The dry season is from April to November (give or take) when the weather is colder, but still nice and temperate (think 70s in the day, cooler in the morning and at night). The rainy season is from November until April, when it rains for a little bit each day, there is flooding on the roads, but everything is nice and green. It never gets too hot. October is the hottest month, before the rains come. You are really looking at 70s-80s pretty much year-round in the day time. - Sep 26, 2012
Absolutely wonderful! Typically about 75 degrees and blue skies - except during the rainy season, when it can get warmer and much cloudier. - Sep 17, 2009
The weather is wonderful. Sunny and hot most of the year. Summer can sometimes be a bit humid and oprresive. The short winter can sometimes get cold--high 30's low 40's at night. It will usually warm up during the day to a pleasant temperature. The ''cold nights'' really only lasts about 2 months. - Jul 27, 2009