Average weather, temperature, and rainfall, in Huambo Angola

Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa, is the third largest city in Angola, after the capital city Luanda and Lubango, with a population of 595,304 in the city and a population of 713,134 in the municipality of Huambo.

  • Elevation: 1,721 m
  • Area: 2,609 km²
  • Founded: 1912
  • Weather: 19°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 84% Humidity
  • Climate: Cwb
  • Province: Huambo Province

The Best Time to Visit Huambo, Angola

Average temperatures in Huambo vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 90th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Huambo, the hottest months are October, September, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below.


Here is the average precipitation in Huambo, located in the center of the plateau, at 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) above sea level.

Huambo - Average precipitation

On the plateau, during the coolest season, from May to August, the sun shines and it never rains, but there are wide variations in temperature between night and day, so nights are cold, with possible frosts, while during the day, it can be even hot.

Here are the mean temperatures in Huambo.
Huambo - Average temperatures
Min (°C)141414141188101314141412.3
Max (°C)25252425262525272927252425.6
Min (°F)57575757524646505557575754.2
Max (°F)77777577797777818481777578.1

In Huambo, the sun often shines in the dry period, while it does not shine very often in the rainy season, from October to April.

Huambo - Sunshine
Huambo - Sunshine
What to pack for Angola Travel

In winter (June to August): for the coast, bring spring/autumn clothes, a sweatshirt or sweater and a jacket, especially south of Luanda. For the northernmost area, light clothes for the day, a sweatshirt and a light jacket for the evening, and a sun hat. For the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, but also a sweater, a jacket and a hat for the evening, and hiking shoes.

In summer (December to February): along the coast, bring light clothing, a light sweatshirt for the evening, a light jacket for the southern part (see Namibe). For the northernmost area, light, loose-fitting clothes of natural fibers, a sun hat, a light sweatshirt for the evening, and a light raincoat or umbrella. For the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, a sun hat, a sweatshirt and a spring jacket for the evening, a light raincoat or umbrella, and hiking shoes.

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