Best Time to Visit Angola

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Angola. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Luanda, Namibe und Huambo. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Angola for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 8 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 19 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 09.41 in (0 – 8 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 19.2 °C (Huambo) and 25.8 °C (Luanda)
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Geographical location

The Republic of Angola is located in the southwest of Africa and borders Namibia, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The west coast of the country lies directly on the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital of the country, which has been independent since 1975, is Luanda on the west coast. The official language in Angola is Portuguese. However, only 30% of the population speak these languages as their mother tongue. Most of the population speaks African languages, such as Umbundu or Ngangela. Many ethnic groups have developed their own languages and dialects.

According to Luanda with an estimated population of 4 to 5 million people, Cabinda is one of the country’s larger cities with around 250,000 inhabitants. Most tourists need a visa, which you have to apply for at the Angolan embassy in your home country. Luanda can be reached with nonstop connections from several airports in Europa and Africa.

Climate in Angola

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' There are three climate zones in Angola. In the north of the country and on the coast, the climate is tropical. Here, high daytime temperatures of over 25 °C dominate. Even at night it doesn’t cool down very much. The rainy season is from November to April. Precipitation of up to 19.69 in is on the agenda here. In the interior and the south there is a temperate tropical climate. This is characterized by large temperature differences between day and night.

Air temperatures in Huambo can drop to less than 8 °C at night at daytime temperatures of over 25 °C. In coastal areas such as Namibe, these fluctuations are not as pronounced. In the months of May to September temperatures of about 20 °C can be found. At night temperatures drop to about 14 °C. The southeast of Angola is dominated by a rather dry and hot climate.

Best Time to Visit Angola: Overview

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AugustAug
TemperaturesTemp. up to 27 °C
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When to go to Angola?


The best travel season for Angola cannot be generalized because of the three different climatic zones. In Luanda, the months of September to January are ideal for an impressive holiday. Low rainfall and temperatures between 25 °C to 30 °C invite you to jump into the Atlantic Ocean and explore the surrounding area. May and June are also a good travel season.

The best time to visit Namibe in the south-west of the country is in November and December and from February to May. Seven to eight hours of sunshine and high temperatures provide a good starting point for your Angola trip. In central Huambo, the best time to travel is in April, September and October. Temperatures here range from 20 °C to 21 °C and lower precipitation compared to the months of November to March.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Angola) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
LuandaJanuary, May, June, September, October, November, and December
NamibeFebruary, March, April, May, November, and December
HuamboApril, September, and October

Climate Charts Angola

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Luanda

Climate Chart Luanda
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Namibe

Climate Chart Namibe
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Huambo

Climate Chart Huambo
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Angola

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Angola, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Luanda (Angola)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°31°31°30°29°26°24°24°25°27°28°29°
Night Temperature24°25°25°24°23°20°19°19°20°22°23°24°
Water Temperature25°26°26°27°25°22°19°20°22°24°25°25°
Precipitation (inch)1.181.424.495.350.63000.040.080.281.261.22
Rainy days238800000143
Hours of Sunshine777677555567
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Luanda is 25.8 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: March (28.6 °C)
Coldest month: July (22.1 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Luanda is 27 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all except July, and August

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 15.94 inch on 29 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Luanda.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Namibe (Angola)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature27°28°29°28°26°22°21°21°22°24°26°26°
Night Temperature19°20°21°19°15°13°13°14°15°16°17°18°
Precipitation (inch)0.280.390.670.39000000.040.080.12
Hours of Sunshine778875344577
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Namibe is 21.4 °C.

Warmest month: March (25.6 °C)
Coldest month: July (17.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 1.97 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Namibe.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Huambo (Angola)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature25°25°25°26°25°25°25°27°29°27°25°25°
Night Temperature14°14°14°14°11°10°13°14°14°14°
Precipitation (inch)8.667.059.415.750.55000.040.754.698.949.21
Hours of Sunshine555689987555
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Huambo is 19.2 °C.

Warmest month: September (21 °C)
Coldest month: June (16.2 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 55.04 inch

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, March, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 43.27 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Huambo.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Angola has a wide range of fascinating flora and fauna to offer. In the northern, tropical coastal regions, for example, there is a very pronounced and species-rich rainforest. Angola has six national parks. The largest park is the Iona National Park in south-west Angola. It has a large variety of wildlife, including lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, leopards, spikebucks and several zebra species.

Kameia National Park is another protected area inland. With over 930 miles of coastline, Angola also has numerous beaches to offer, for example in Luanda. In the best time of the year, wonderful water temperatures invite you to swim and swim. Many Angola tours are exciting camping safaris or discovery tours, including crossing the legendary Leba Pass!

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Luanda
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 24 °C
Clouds: 40 %       Wind: 9 mph S
Air Pressure: 1012 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 14th Oct 2019, 10:22 pm
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