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. 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 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 November 2019 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 2019 with an average temperature of 24.9 °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 29.8 °C.
The coldest day in these 70 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.