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 day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 70 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to December 2019 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 70 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.