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Climate and weather of Uganda



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Climate

 
Uganda has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures are stable throughout the year (26 to 30° during the daytime and 16 to 18° at night). The rains (mostly thunderstorms) are higher in the south (1 500 mm per year) than in the north (500 mm per year). Sunshine ranges from six to eight hours a day.

Southern Uganda
The south has an equatorial climate with two short rainy seasons and two long dry seasons.

First rainy season (March to May) and second rainy season (October to November)
Temperatures are stable (27° during the daytime and 17° at night) and rainfall is abundant.

First dry season (June to September) and second dry season (December to February)
Temperatures are high during the daytime (26 and 29°) and cool at night (17°). Rainfall is low.

Northern Uganda
The north has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (April to October)
Temperatures are stable (27° during the day and 16° at night). Rainfall is moderate.

Dry season (November to March)
Temperatures reach or slightly exceed 30° during the daytime (they are cool at night) and rainfall is low especially in December, January and February.

 When to go to Uganda (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Uganda is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Kampala (Capital of Uganda)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
28°
28°
27°
26°
26°
min
17°
17°
17°
17°
17°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
25°
26°
27°
27°
27°
27°
min
16°
16°
16°
16°
17°
16°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
60
60
120
180
130
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
50
90
100
120
140
90

Arua

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
32°
31°
29°
28°
28°
min
18°
18°
19°
18°
18°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
27°
28°
28°
29°
30°
min
17°
17°
17°
17°
18°
18°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
40
80
130
140
120
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
150
190
160
180
100
40

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

Uganda weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Uganda, a country located in Eastern Africa, is bordered by Tanzania to the south, by Rwanda to the southwest, by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, by South Sudan to the north and by Kenya to the east.

Capital: Kampala
Area: 23 000 kmē
Population: 36 000 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Ugandan shilling

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