The climate in the Central African Republic

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 15 measuring stations in the Central African Republic.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1020m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

With a yearly average of 33 °C the climate in the Central African Republic ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is yearlong warm or hot. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from November to March. The most rain days occur from from May to October.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in the Central African Republic

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in the Central African Republic
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in the Central African Republic
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in the Central African Republic
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in the Central African Republic
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in the Central African Republic

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to June 2021 was reported by the N'dele weather station. In February 2010 the record temperature of 45.8 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 13 weather stations in Central Africa below 1020 metres altitude, was recorded in 1953 with an average temperature of 25.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 24.4 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Bria. Here the temperature dropped to 9.0 °C in January 2003. Bria lies at an altitude of 584 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1989 with an average temperature of 23.4 °C. In Central Africa, it is usual to have about 2.8 degrees more at 26.2 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in September 1961. With 20.0 mm per day, the Bossembele weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Bossembele. The driest region is near Birao.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.