The flag of Malawi has a horizontal tricolour of black, red and green with a red rising sun centred on the black stripe. The black stripe represents the indigenous people of the African contents, the red symbolises the blood of their struggle, and the green represents nature. The rising sun represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the African continent
Malawi's climate is generally tropical.
May to August
Cool and dry, July being the coldest month, with temperatures ranging from 15.5 to 18.0 degrees Celsius in the plateau and 20.0 to 24.5 degrees Celsius in the rift valley areas. There is little rain in this season; most of it falling in the high southeast facing slopes.
September to mid-November
Hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 25 end 27 to 30 degrees Celsius in the plateau areas and the rift valley respectively.
Mid-November to April
Hot and rainy, with 90% of the annual rainfall being received. December and January are the wettest months. Total annual rainfall overages 760 to 1,015mm with some areas in the plateau recording over 1,525mm.