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Climate in Pointe-Noire
(Congo)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Pointe-Noire in a height of 17m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Pointe-Noire is one of the coldest regions in the Republic of the Congo with an average daily high temperature of only 29 degrees centigrade. High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is yearlong warm or hot. Because of the lower temperatures the best time for traveling is from July to August. Try to avoid the rainy season from October to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Pointe-Noire
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, March is the sunniest month in the region of Pointe-Noire. In September the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Pointe-Noire
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rainy days, February offers the most number of rainy days, and in July the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Pointe-Noire
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.0 mm, the least rain falls in July. February, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Pointe-Noire
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 86%, May is the most uncomfortable. In October, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Pointe-Noire
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is exceeded throughout the year in Pointe-Noire.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Pointe-Noire
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Pointe-Noire

Most important cities in the region »Pointe-Noire«


CityPopulationGeo position
Pointe-Noire659,0844° 46' 34"S11° 51' 49"E
Loandjili23,2044° 45' 22"S11° 51' 28"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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