The climate in the Republic of the Congo

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 14 measuring stations in the Republic of the Congo.
Weather stations at an altitude above 790m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

Back to overview: Congo

Climate zone: tropics

High humidity in the Republic of the Congo and high temperatures are causing a pleasant weather at times, but also and partly tropical hot and humid. It is yearlong warm or hot. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Likouala. The coldest is Lékoumou. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from June to August. Most precipitation decrease from March to December.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in the Republic of the Congo

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in the Republic of the Congo
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in the Republic of the Congo
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in the Republic of the Congo
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in the Republic of the Congo
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in the Republic of the Congo
Climate charts for other country parts in the Republic of the Congo

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to June 2021 was reported by the Impfondo weather station. In February 2005 the record temperature of 39.9 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 14 weather stations in the Congo below 790 metres altitude, was recorded in 2020 with an average temperature of 25.1 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 23.6 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 29.5 °C.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Impfondo. Here the temperature dropped to 1.7 °C in November 2005. Impfondo lies at an altitude of 327 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1974 with an average temperature of 24.5 °C. In the Congo, it is usual to have about 1.2 degrees more at 25.7 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in February 1992. With 31.4 mm per day, the Dolisie 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 Gamboma. The driest region is near Dolisie.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
Climate changes by continentsGlobal warming by continentsAvg. temperatures from 1950 to 2022. Increased in Europe and North America - Antarctic colder again.
International tourismThe 92 most popular travel countriesA ranking of international tourism over 92 countries. USA ranks 1st.
United States: EarthquakeRecent earthquakes and their magnitudes in the United StatesEarthquakes and their intensities in the United States