The climate in Rwanda

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 4 measuring stations in Rwanda.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1640m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is yearlong warm or hot.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Rwanda

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

Temperature records of the last 46 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1975 to July 2021 was reported by the Kigali weather station. In March 2010 the record temperature of 31.1 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 2020 with an average temperature of 22.5 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 21.4 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 27.1 °C.

The coldest day in these 46 years was reported by the weather station Kigali. Here the temperature dropped to 12.2 °C in June 2020. Kigali lies at an altitude of 1497 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1990 with an average temperature of 19.8 °C. In Rwanda, it is usual to have about 0.9 degrees more at 20.6 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in November 2004. With 12.5 mm per day, the Kigali weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 46 years.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.