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Climate and weather of Congo



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Congo




 

Climate

 
Congo has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures range between 26 and 30° during the year except in the north where they are stable (30°). The average annual rainfall is high (1 200 mm in the southwest and 1 500 mm in the north).

Southwestern Congo
The coastal plain located in the southwest of Congo has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (October to May)
Temperatures are high (27 to 29°) and rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (June to September)
Temperatures are mild (25°).

Central and northern Congo
The plateaus and the marshy plain located in the center and in the norh of Congo have an equatorial climate with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. Rainfall reach 1 500 mm per year.

First rainy season (October to December) and second rainy season (March to April)
Temperatures are stable (30°) and rainfall is high.

First dry season (January to February) and second dry season (May to September)
Temperatures are constant (30°) and rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to Congo (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Congo 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

Brazzaville (Capital of Congo)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
30°
31°
31°
31°
31°
28°
min
23°
23°
24°
24°
23°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
28°
30°
30°
29°
29°
min
20°
21°
22°
23°
23°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
130
120
180
200
110
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
30
140
230
160

Pointe-Noire

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
30°
30°
30°
28°
26°
min
25°
25°
26°
26°
24°
22°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
25°
25°
26°
27°
28°
28°
min
21°
21°
23°
24°
24°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
170
200
220
170
80
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
10
70
180
130

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

Congo weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Congo, a country located in Central Africa, is bordered by Angola and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest, by Gabon to the west, by Cameroon to the northwest, by the Central African Republic to the north and by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east.

Capital: Brazzaville
Area: 342 000 km²
Population: 4 500 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFA franc

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