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Climate of Kigali, Rwanda Average Weather

Kigali Climate Graph
  • Kigali, Rwanda is at 1°57'S, 30°7'E, 1497 m (4913 ft). See map.
  • Kigali has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Kigali is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 20.5 degrees Celsius (68.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1028 mm (40.5 inches) which is equivalent to 1028 Litres/m² (25.21 Gallons/ft²).
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Kigali you would come out nearest to the climate station at Napari, Tabuaeran, Kiribati where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 26 (79) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (79) 25 (77) 25 (77) 25 (77) 26 (79)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (68) 22 (71) 21 (70) 21 (70) 21 (69) 21 (69) 21 (69) 21 (69) 21 (69) 20 (68) 20 (68) 20 (68) 21 (69)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (57) 16 (61) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 9 (0) 34 (1) 86 (3) 102 (4) 127 (5) 100 (4) 69 (3) 100 (4) 106 (4) 183 (7) 92 (4) 20 (1) 1028 (40)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 9 (30%) 14 (45%) 15 (50%) 12 (39%) 10 (32%) 10 (35%) 13 (42%) 17 (57%) 14 (45%) 3 (10%)   122 (33%)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 12:00 12:03 12:06 12:09 12:12 12:13 12:13 12:10 12:07 12:04 12:01 12:00   12:00

Climate of Kigali, Rwanda Discussion

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