22 to 26°C
3500 hours
sunshine per day
1009 mm
87 days
278 days
0 days

Climate of Rwanda

Rwanda has a tropical savanna climate. 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.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 22°C and 26°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 14°C and 17°C
  • Rain: it rains 278 days and there is a total of approximately 1009 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3500 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 22°C and 26°C
Warmest month: 26°C in January
Coldest month: 22°C in May
Night temperature: between 14°C and 17°C
Dry days: 87 days
Days with rain: 278 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 1009 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3500 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Rwanda.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Rwanda.

Climate table of Rwanda

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Rwanda. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Rwanda might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Rwanda

To go to Rwanda, the best time to visit is January through March, May through September and December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Rwanda, January is the warmest month with 26°C and the most cold month is 22°C in May.

Climate of Rwanda by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Rwanda? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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