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What is the climate like in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The climate of Democratic Republic of the Congo has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 30°C and rise to 34°C.

Annually, about 1419 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The best time to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo is May and June. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Temperature 30 to 34°C
Rain 1419 mm

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The climate of Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Average yearly temperature: 32°C
  • Highest temperature: 34°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 30°C in January, November and December
  • Rainfall: 1419 mm per year, averaging 118 mm by month
  • Driest months: 18 mm in July, 29 mm in June and 53 mm in August
  • Wettest months: 188 mm in October, 174 mm in November and 171 mm in April

Climate table Democratic Republic of the Congo

The climate table for Democratic Republic of the Congo shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 30 32 31 31 32 32 34 33 32 31 30 30
Nighttime temperature (°C) 22 23 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 22 22
Rainfall (mm) 140 132 149 171 74 29 18 53 137 188 174 154
UV Index 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Best month No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No

Temperature by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Temperature by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rainfall by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rainfall by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

UV index by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UV index by month in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Yearly temperature in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Democratic Republic of the Congo, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Yearly total rainfall in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rainfall per year in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Weather experiences in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The weather in Democratic Republic of the Congo is rated an average of 3,3 out of 5 stars by 3 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Congo-Kinshasa experienced hot, humid days with frequent rain in November. Brilliant sunshine followed by sudden showers. Not ideal for outdoor activities, but heat was to be expected.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

There were many warm days with average temperatures around 30 degrees. Rain showers were brief but strong and brought a refreshing change. However, these showers can cause unexpected disruptions.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Although the temperature was warm, around 30 degrees, it was very humid with frequent heavy rainfall. Despite the high temperatures, the sun rarely shone.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Democratic Republic of the Congo by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Democratic Republic of the Congo and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Democratic Republic of the Congo, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.