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    Rwanda

    Kigali weather and climate

    Rwanda

    Kigali weather and climate

     

    Day

    27 °C

     

    Night

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    125 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    15 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    5 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

     

    Day

    27 °C

     

    Night

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    125 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    15 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    5 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

    Overview: Kigali
    Kigali (Rwanda) is a place with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 26 °C (79 °F) in May to 29 °C (84 °F) in August. The driest month is July with just 2 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is April with 17 days of rain. Temperatures during the night go from 14 °C (57 °F) in July to 15 °C (60 °F) in April.

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    Last week's weather in Kigali

    The average temperature for the week of 19 February 2024 - 25 February 2024 was 28 °C (82 °F) during the day and 17 °C (63 °F) during the night. Both the daily and night temperatures in Kigali are roughly same as the long-term average, which is around 27 °C (81 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F) respectively. The average temperatures during different times of day (local time) were following: 7am 18 °C (64 °F), 10am 24 °C (75 °F), 1pm 26 °C (79 °F), 4pm 27 °C (81 °F), 7pm 22 °C (72 °F), 10pm 20 °C (68 °F).

    There were 2 days with light rain and 5 days with moderate rain during this week. During the whole week, total of 12 mm (0.47 in) of precipitation was observed, which is below the long term average for Kigali, which is 23 mm (0.91 in). During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there was 52 % cloud coverage on average. Meteorologically speaking, fog and mist were observed.

    The wind's speed averaged 2.6 m/s. The air pressure was 1008 hpa - 1023 hpa. The average air humidity was 73 % in Kigali.

    On average, there were 1 hour clear skies, 4.5 hours partially overcast skies, 4 hours overcast skies and 3 hours rainy weather during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). The sunrise on average occurred at 06:08, and the sunset occurred at 18:18.

    Weather overview for Kigali

    Weather overview

    Kigali (Rwanda) is a place with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 26 °C (79 °F) in May to 29 °C (84 °F) in August. The driest month is July with just 2 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is April with 17 days of rain. Temperatures during the night go from 14 °C (57 °F) in July to 15 °C (60 °F) in April.

    January weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Kigali. The descent of the number of rainy days can be observed, with its value of 10 days, and the descent of the rainfall amount can be observed too, its value is 82 mm (3.23 in). The day temperature starts to rise in this month.

    February weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Kigali. The beginning of the rise of the number of rainy days could be noticed, with its value being 12 days, and the rainfall amount rise's start could be observed as well, with its value being 100 mm (3.92 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) rise's start could be observed in this month.

    March weather

    The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 15 days in Kigali, and the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month as well, with its value being 125 mm (4.92 in). There is pending tourist season in March. The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value of 5 hours.

    April weather

    The tourist season is taking place in April in Kigali. The number of rainy days is on its maximum, and the rainfall amount reaches its maximum as well in this month. The day temperature descent's start could be observed, with its value of 27 °C (80 °F), while the night temperature reaches its maximum, the value of this measure is 15 °C (60 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) reaches its minimum in April.

    May weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak this month in Kigali. The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, the value of this measure is 13 days, and the rainfall amount starts to descent as well, with its value of 122 mm (4.82 in). The minimum of the wind speed is observable, the value of this measure is 2. The day temperature is on its minimum, its value is 26 °C (79 °F).

    June weather

    There is pending tourist season in Kigali. The day temperature rise's start could be observed, with its value being 27 °C (80 °F), on the contrary the night temperature descent's start could be observed, with its value of 14 °C (57 °F). The descent of the rainfall amount can be observed, the value of this measure is 23 mm (0.92 in), and the descent of the number of rainy days can be observed too, the value of this measure is 4 days. The wind speed is on its maximum in June.

    July weather

    The tourist season is taking place this month in Kigali. The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 28 °C (82 °F), while the night temperature is on its minimum, with its value of 14 °C (57 °F). The number of rainy days is on its minimum, and the rainfall amount reaches its minimum as well, with its value of 11 mm (0.42 in). The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, its value is 7 hours.

    August weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable this month in Kigali. The beginning of the rise of the number of rainy days could be noticed, the value of this measure is 5 days, and the rainfall amount rise's start could be observed too, its value is 28 mm (1.10 in). The night temperature starts to rise, with its value being 15 °C (59 °F), while the day temperature reaches its maximum, with its value being 29 °C (84 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, with its value being 6 hours.

    September weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Kigali. The rise of the number of rainy days can be observed, the value of this measure is 10 days, and the rainfall amount continues to rise too, with its value of 74 mm (2.93 in).

    October weather

    The beginning of the descent of the day temperature could be noticed in October in Kigali. There is pending tourist season. The number of rainy days continues to rise, with its value being 15 days, and the rainfall amount continues to rise too, its value is 107 mm (4.20 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed in October.

    November weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Kigali. The number of rainy days continues to rise, with its value being 17 days, and the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month as well, its value is 123 mm (4.85 in). The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, with its value of 5 hours. The day temperature continues to descent, with its value being 27 °C (80 °F).

    December weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Kigali. The rainfall amount starts to descent, and the number of rainy days descent's start could be observed too, with its value being 13 days. The night temperature starts to rise, with its value of 15 °C (60 °F). The maximum of the day length can be noticed.

    FAQs

    How windy is Kigali in February?

    In February in Kigali, there will be an average wind scale of 2. It is rather a milder or unnoticeable wind, therefore it will not bother you during your holiday.

    What level of humidity is to expect in April in Kigali?

    In Kigali in April, expect humidity around 82 %. This humidity is rather above average, but except for sensitive individuals, it should not be a problem.

    How many hours of sun to expect in May in Kigali?

    There is an average length of sunshine of 5 hours per day in Kigali in May.

    Is it hot in June in Kigali?

    In Kigali in June, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

    What is the temperature in Kigali during the day in July?

    In Kigali in July, the average daily temperatures will be 28 °C (82 °F). The ideal temperature for enjoying sunbathing by the water and a good temperature for other activities. For some people, it will be too hot in the direct sunlight and the stay may not be so pleasant. Don't forget to pack flip-flops, sunscreen, and a hand fan if necessary - it may come in handy.

    Is there a wet season in August in Kigali?

    No, there is no wet season in August in Kigali - you can expect 5 days of rain during the month.

    What is the night temperature in Kigali in September?

    The average night temperature in September in Kigali is 15 °C (59 °F). This temperature is pleasant for a wide range of evening, night, and morning activities from sports to sitting outside in restaurants or evening walks.

    Is October part of the dry season in Kigali?

    No, October is not a dry month in Kigali, expect rain approximately 15 days in a month.

    How many days of precipitation on average can I expect in November in Kigali?

    In November in Kigali, we can expect 17 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 3.9 days of the week, or in general - 56 % days. An increase of 2 days compared to the previous month. This is 12 % increase of this indicator.

    Are there good conditions to visit in Kigali in December?

    December is a good month to visit Kigali. The daily temperatures in this month reach pleasant 27 °C (80 °F). The temperature of 15 °C (60 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

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