Climate zone: tropics
With a yearly average of 35 °C the climate in South Sudan ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is yearlong warm or hot. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from November to March. Sometimes humidity ist unpleasantly high from July to September. The most rain days occur from from May to October.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in South Sudan
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 63 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to May 2012 was reported by the Wau weather station. In July 2000 the record temperature of 50.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 3 weather stations in South Sudan below 460 metres altitude, was recorded in 2009 with an average temperature of 29.1 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 26.0 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 33.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 63 years was reported by the weather station Renk. Here the temperature dropped to 11.5 °C in January 2002. Renk lies at an altitude of 282 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1986 with an average temperature of 25.5 °C. In South Sudan, it is usual to have about 2.5 degrees more at 28.0 °C for this three-month period.