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Peace Corps Mozambique Welcome Book - March 2013, June 2013

Peace Corps Mozambique Welcome Book - March 2013, June 2013

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Three major factors influencing Mozambique’s climate are the warm Indian Ocean current moving south from
the equator, Antarctic cold fronts that push northeast through South Africa, and the altitude of the plateaus.
Temperatures are hot and humid for half the year, and rain can be very heavy in the summer months
(December through March). The weather is cooler and drier in the winter months (May through August).
Temperatures vary considerably by geographical location. For example, you can expect extremely hot
temperatures in places around Tete City, where the average temperature—day and night—is above 86 degrees
Fahrenheit (30 degrees C) for several months, topping out at 105 degrees F, while just a few hours north of the
city on the Angonian plateau the temperatures are mild and you may even find frost on the ground during the
cooler months. Cooler weather also exists in the Manica and Niassa provinces, where mountains reach
elevations close to 4,000 feet, and temperatures in May, June, and July range from the high 70s to the low 50s.
Temperatures along the coast and in low-lying areas reach into the high 90s in the summer months and tend to
be more humid. Flooding can occur in the rainy season, restricting transportation and communications for
periods of time.

PEACE CORPS | MOZAMBIQUE WELCOME BOOK | MARCH 2013, JUNE 2013 CCD

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The hot weather will take some getting used to during your first months at your site, especially for those who
work in the afternoon. Though the winter temperatures may appear to be relatively mild, it is sometimes
difficult to feel warm during the winter because Mozambican buildings do not have heating systems and are
built mostly of cement, a poor heat conductor. You will need a variety of clothing for both hot and cold
weather.

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