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Kigali Climate & Temperature

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  • 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.
Climate Variable 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
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 67.5 75.9 86.9 80.4 71.7 68.5 71.9 80.8 87.1 76.1 67.8 64.6   74.8

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