Rwanda
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Rwanda

The best time to visit Rwanda is from January until October and December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Rwanda is 26°C in January and the lowest is 22°C in May.

Rwanda has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Rwanda or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Rwanda weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 26 23 22 24 25 26 26 25 24 24
Precipitation (mm) 52 69 97 127 97 29 12 32 95 148 155 96

Climate data from city: Kigali




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Rwanda weather

The Rwanda weather for will be 17° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The Rwanda weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Kigali.

Rwanda 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Wednesday
25 may
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23°C
14°C
6.2 mm
65%
1 Bft
WSW
3
Thursday
26 may
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23°C
15°C
13.6 mm
80%
1 Bft
SSW
8
Friday
27 may
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24°C
14°C
25 mm
90%
1 Bft
SW
9
Saturday
28 may
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24°C
14°C
9.3 mm
75%
1 Bft
WSW
9
Sunday
29 may
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21°C
15°C
17.7 mm
85%
1 Bft
WSW
10


Climate Rwanda

Rwanda has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Rwanda is 25° degrees and there is about 1009 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 67 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Rwanda

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 26 23 22 24 25 26 26 25 24 24
Night temp. (°C) 15 16 15 14 14 14 15 16 17 16 15 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 52 69 97 127 97 29 12 32 95 148 155 96
Days with rain 22 23 27 29 28 15 8 15 25 29 29 28
Dry days 9 5 4 1 3 15 23 16 5 2 1 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 9 9 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5

Climate data from city: Kigali

Rwanda weather by month

What is the average Rwanda weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Rwanda?

Rwanda lies in a straight line about 14,043 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Kigali).

How long is the flight to Rwanda?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Rwanda is approximately 18 hours.

What are the largest airports in Rwanda?

These are the largest airports in Rwanda:

  • Kigali International Airport – Kigali
  • Kamembe Airport – Kamembe

How many inhabitants are there in Rwanda?

Rwanda has approximately 11,809,300 inhabitants.

How big is Rwanda?

The area of Rwanda is around 26,338 km². It is 10x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Rwanda?

The capital of Rwanda is Kigali.

What is the currency of Rwanda?

In Rwanda the Rwandan franc (RWF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 25 May 2022

  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 681.07 Rwandan franc
  • 1 Rwandan franc = 0.001 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 68,107.39 Rwandan franc
  • 100 Rwandan franc = 0.15 New Zealand dollar

What is the area code of Rwanda?

The area code to call Rwanda is +250.