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Climate and weather of the Central African Republic



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Central African Republic




 

Climate

 
The Central African Republic has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures vary between 27 and 32° throughout the year except in the north where they can reach sometimes 40°. Rainfall is higher in the south (1 800 mm per year) than in the north (900 mm per year).

Southern Central African Republic
The south has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Rainfall reaches 1 800 mm per year.

Rainy season (March to October)
Temperatures are high (30°) and humidity sometimes reaches 100%. The rains are very high (they cause sometimes floods).

Dry season (November to February)
Temperatures are high (28°) and rains are sporadic.

The central plateau
The plateau located in the center of the Central African Republic has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Rainfall reaches 1 500 mm.

Rainy season (June to November)
Temperatures are high (30°) and rainfall is often intense (several centimeters in an hour).

Dry season (December to May)
Temperatures are very high during the daytime (34°) but they are cool at night (they sometimes drop to 10°).

Northern Central African Republic
The north has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (May to September)
Rainfall is moderate (750 to 900 mm).

Dry season (October to April)
A hot and dusty wind dries the atmosphere and causes a sharp increase in temperature (40°).

 When to go to the Central African Republic (pleasant climate) 
The climate of the Central African Republic is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Bangui (Capital of the Central African Republic)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
32°
33°
32°
31°
29°
min
21°
23°
24°
24°
24°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
28°
29°
29°
29°
29°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
23°
21°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
2
3
6
10
8
11
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
12
14
12
11
6
2

Bouar

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
33°
32°
32°
31°
29°
min
19°
20°
20°
20°
19°
19°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
28°
29°
29°
32°
33°
min
19°
19°
18°
18°
19°
19°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
10
50
100
120
130
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
150
280
260
170
10
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for the Central African Republic are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Central African Republic weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The Central African Republic, a country located in Central Africa, is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, by Congo to the southwest, by Cameroon to the east, by Chad to the north, by Sudan to the northeast and by South Sudan to the east.

Capital: Bangui
Area: 623 000 kmē
Population: 5 000 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFA franc

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