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Kigali Climate & Temperature

  • 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).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Kigali you would pop up 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 12h 00' 12h 03' 12h 06' 12h 09' 12h 12' 12h 13' 12h 13' 12h 10' 12h 07' 12h 04' 12h 01' 12h 00'   12h 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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Kigali Climate Graph in Metric Units

Kigali Climate Graph

Kigali Climograph in English Units

Kigali Climate Graph

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