Climate in Eastern Province Congo

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Eastern Province in a height of 415m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Eastern Province is one of the coldest regions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with an average daily high temperature of only 30 degrees. High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is yearlong warm or hot. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is in January. Most precipitation falls from October to November.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Eastern Province
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, February is the sunniest month in the region of Eastern Province. In August the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Eastern Province
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 15 rainy days, November offers the most number of rainy days, and in January the least.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Eastern Province
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 90%, July is the most uncomfortable. In February, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Eastern Province
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 Eastern Province.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Eastern Province
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 Eastern Province

Most important cities in the region »Eastern Province«

The region has a west-east extension of about 740 km and over 370 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Kisangani539,1580° 30' 55"N25° 11' 28"E
Isiro127,0762° 46' 26"N27° 36' 58"E
Bunia96,7641° 33' 34"N30° 15' 8"E
Buta50,1302° 47' 9"N24° 43' 48"E
Basoko43,7091° 14' 21"N23° 36' 58"E
Yangambi35,5310° 46' 3"N24° 26' 23"E
Aketi35,1612° 44' 20"N23° 46' 60"E
Watsa24,5163° 2' 14"N29° 32' 8"E
Bondo17,8603° 48' 53"N23° 41' 12"E
Wamba17,3732° 8' 54"N27° 59' 41"E

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