Misuku Hills is a hills in the country of Malawi with an average elevation of 1,538 meter above sea level. The area is mildly densely populated with 108 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 4:57 hour by local transportation.
An estimated 1.74% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 105 per 1,000 births.
Misuku Hills can have very strong (vii) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at 6-7 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, it will be difficult to stand and noticed by people driving motor cars. Furniture and glass will be broken. The damage will be negligible in buildings of good design and construction but considerable damage may be inflicted on poorly built or badly designed structures. There is a medium-high occurence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is medium-high. Natural ocurances of landslides are low to medium.
November is warmest with an average temperature of 28.3 °C at noon. July is coldest with an average temperature of 10.6 °C at night. Misuku Hills has no distinct temperature seasons, the temperature is relatively constant during the year. Temperatures drop sharply at night.
In winter there may be some days it freezes, overall winters are mild in temperature, with the coldest month most often being July. August is on average the month with most sunshine. The wet season has a rainfall peak around February, the dry season is around the month of August.
Misuku Hills has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with closed to open broadleaved evergreen or semi-decidious forest. The climate is classified as a humid subtropical (dry winter, hot summer), with a subtropical dry forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in ferralsols, acrisols, nitosols (fr), soil composed of kaolinite and quartz, enriched in fe and al oxides.
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