The coast of Angola weather, temperature

Along the coast (which also includes the southern part of the Cabinda province), the climate is desert (but mild) in the southern part, semi-desert in the central part (between the two red lines, where the capital, Luanda, is located), and semiarid in the northern part, where rainfall exceeds 500 mm (20 in) per year. Although there's little rain, fog, mists and low clouds are common, especially in winter, ie from June to October in the south (see Namibe) and from July to October in Luanda. In the north, in Cabinda, there's not much sun, in fact, in winter, there are fogs and mists, while in the rainy season, which here begins to be substantial and runs from late October to early May, the sky is often cloudy.

The average temperature is higher in the northern part of the coast, which is closer to the Equator: in Cabinda, it reaches a maximum of 26 °C (79 °F) from February to April and a minimum of 21 °C (70 °F) in July; in Luanda, it's around 26 °C (79 °F) from February to April and around 20 °C (68 °F) in July and August.

The Best Time to Visit Luanda, Angola

The best time to visit Angola is from June to October, when the weather is mild and sunny, and there's little risk of rain or storms. Broadly speaking, Angola has two distinct seasons – rainy and dry.

Luanda weather, and temperature

Here are the average temperatures of Luanda.

Luanda - Average temperatures
Min (°C)23232323222018171921222321.2
Max (°C)28293029272523232426272826.6
Min (°F)73737373726864636670727370.1
Max (°F)82848684817773737579818279.8

In Luanda, the only months with moderate rains are March and April. Here is the average precipitation.
Luanda - Average precipitation

In Luanda, the sun does not shine very often; however, the sunniest months are the dryest months of the first part of the year (January, February, and May), while the least sunny ones are those when the cool current prevails (from July to October), and fogs and low clouds are more easily formed.
Luanda - Sunshine

The sea temperature in Luanda is warm for many months of the year, while it becomes a little cool from July to September, when it drops to 22/23 °C (72/73 °F), although, all in all, it's still acceptable for swimming.
Luanda - Sea temperature
Temp (°C)272828282724232223252627
Temp (°F)818282828175737273777981

What to pack

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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